The former Aston Villa striker has taken to social media after the inevitable was confirmed.
Indeed, the striker believes Villa supporters could now feel as though Lambert should have stayed at the club.
Villa relegated i bet a few fans now wish they had kept faith with lambert. Massive club will soon be back up— Grant holt (@Grantholt31) April 16, 2016
The 35-year-old is entitled to his opinion, of course, but keeping Lambert wouldn't have changed a thing. That's certainly how many Aston Villa fans see it.
The problems lie with Randy Lerner and those around him. Tim Sherwood and Remi Garde weren't exactly inspired replacements for Lambert but, under the Scot, Villa were sliding further and further downhill.
It's not as if Lambert didn't play his part in Villa's decline.
That said, he - just like his successors - had his hands tied by an owner and a hierarchy who refused to spend money. But, even when they did spend it, they didn't spend it wisely.