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Brian Laws

Brian Laws
Personal information
Full nameBrian Laws
Date of birth20 March 1960(age 56)
Place of birthWallsend, England
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing positionDefender
Club information
Current club|position=Defender

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Brian Laws (born 20 March 1960) is an English former footballer and manager, most recently of Burnley.

Playing as a defender, Laws made over 100 appearances for each of Burnley, Middlesbrough, and Nottingham Forest. In 1994, Laws became player-manager of Grimsby Town before taking a similar position with Scunthorpe United in 1997. For the next nine years, Laws served as manager of Scunthorpe, guiding them to promotion twice. In 2006, he accepted the managerial role at Sheffield Wednesday, lasting three years in the job during which time Burnley approached him for their managers job when Steve Cotterill left, but were put off by the compensation demanded by Wednesday. Wednesday later struggled with financial problems and he was sacked in December 2009 after a poor run of results.

After only a brief spell out of the game, Burnley appointed Laws as their manager, giving him his first chance to manage in the Premier League after Owen Coyle left the club for Bolton in January 2010 and took the entire management team with him. He was sacked by the club in December that year.

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