Bosnich on what he feels was Lambert's main problem at Aston Villa

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Former Aston Villa goalkeeper Mark Bosnich says Paul Lambert was too stubborn against change.

Former Aston Villa goalkeeper Mark Bosnich told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show for talkSPORT that he felt Paul Lambert’s style was too dictatorial.

Lambert was sacked after Villa lost to Hull City and dropped into the bottom three, with the very realistic threat of relegation now hanging over the club.

When pressed on the issue of Darren Bent scoring goals for fun at Derby County, Bosnich suggested that Lambert had just become stuck in his ways.

“I think he had just become stuck in his style – it was like if he doesn’t like somebody, he doesn’t like somebody – it became a bit dictatorial,” said Bosnich.

“You don’t have to take someone out for dinner and like them.”

Villa now face a need to get a new manager appointed as quickly as possible.

The reason is because there is still enough time for a manager to get his teeth stuck into the side and improve the side’s fortunes before the end of the season.

The time pressure is eased slightly by the fact it’s the FA Cup this weekend, but from a Premier League point of view, a new boss being in place before the next game is important.

Any new manager has a job on his hands in terms of taking his time to stamp a style onto a team and Aston Villa are no different.

Villa are by no means done for. They are on the same number of points as QPR just outside the bottom three and a couple of wins could leave them in a much more comfortable position.

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