His switch from Essex to Norfolk was a complicated affair off the pitch, with Norwich eventually paying the U's
£400,000 in compensation
after a Football League tribunal.
But on the pitch success was instant, with the Canaries winning the League One title with a nine-point advantage over runners-up Leeds.
One year later Lambert secured a Premier League spot by finishing second in the Championship, and in doing so became the first manager to secure back-to-back promotions from League One to the top flight since Joe Royle achieved the feat with Manchester City in 2000.
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