Laws lands on his feet

Last updated : 13 January 2010 By Chris Morris

Former Sheffield Wednesday manager Brian Laws has returned to football management just four weeks after parting company with the Owls.

Laws, who lost his job at Hillsborough on the back of a run of nine games without a win and a total of four wins from twenty-one league games this season has been appointed the new manager of Premier League side Burnley on a two-and-half-year contract, taking over from Owen Coyle who recently left to take the reigns at Bolton Wanderers.

48-year-old Laws, who played over 100 games for the Clarets at the start of his playing career will be accompanied at Turf Moor by him long time assistant Russ Wilcox and will be looking to steer the club to Premier league safety. Burnley are currently 14th in the table thanks to an impressive home record but they are only two points clear of the relegation zone.

Time will tell if, as so often is the case, the ex-Wednesday manager will look towards his former club for new signings.