14 Jan 2010

Burnley name Laws as new manager

6:26 am on 14 January 2010

English Premier League football club Burnley have named Brian Laws as manager following the departure of Owen Coyle to rivals Bolton Wanderers.

Laws, a former Burnley defender, managed Championship (second division) side Sheffield Wednesday before being axed in December.

He faces a baptism of fire, with Burnley playing champions Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Premier League this weekend with a visit to Bolton looming later this month.