Monday 11 December 2017

Laws named new Burnley boss

Burnley have named former Sheffield Wednesday boss Brian Laws as their new manager on a two-and-a-half-year contract.

The ex-Clarets defender takes over at Turf Moor from Owen Coyle, who left the club for Barclays Premier League rivals Bolton last week.

A club statement read: "We believe Brian will deliver a continuity of the culture to which Burnley fans and staff have become accustomed. As a former Burnley defender, he is especially familiar with the club, the traditions we have and the passion we all share."

The appointment represents a remarkable transformation of fortunes for the 48-year-old, who was sacked by Championship strugglers Wednesday just last month.

Laws, who began his playing career with the club in 1979 will be joined there by his former Wednesday assistant Russ Wilcox.

Veteran captain Graham Alexander, 38, has also been handed a new role as a player-coach.

The new coaching team is set to be unveiled at a press conference at the ground on Wednesday afternoon.

Press Association

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