Aston Villa Manager, Paul Lambert, has extended his contract at the club until June 2018. Lambert has had two difficult seasons at Villa Park since he joined from Norwich in the summer of 2012. The club finished on the15th position in both Barclays Premier League campaigns. But Villa have made an excellent start this time around, winning three and drawing one of their four Premier League games, with Saturday’s 1-0 win at Liverpool taking them into second place behind Chelsea. “I’m delighted to have the support of our chairman, Randy Lerner, and Tom Fox, our new chief executive, and I’m determined that we continue to build the club to where we all want it to be,” Lambert told the club website. He added that Villa is a massive and fantastic football club. Commenting on his first two years in would be club, Lambert said he knew that it was going to be tough but was determine to make progress. “We’re in a much healthier position on and off the pitch and, with a continued sensible approach; we believe we’re on the right road to build upon the strong start we have made this season in the Barclays Premier League. “The bar had to be raised, everyone has stepped up and there will be continued improvement. “We can look to the future with real optimism and a determination to make this season successful, and the seasons that follow. “On a personal note I’d like to express my thanks to the chairman for his continued support and to the fans who have been really supportive towards myself, the staff and, most importantly, the team.” Fox, Villa chief executive said Lambert had established a strong platform on which the club intends to continue building. “I am delighted that we have extended manager Paul Lambert’s contract to the end of the 2017-18 season,” Fox said.