Burnley X-Files: Laws in for the Knill!
League One strugglers Scunthorpe United have brought in former Burnley gaffer Brian Laws to replace sacked manager Alan Knill in an effort to stop the rot. Scunthorpe are third from bottom in 22nd place in the table with just 10 points from fifteen games. After being beaten 3-0 on Saturday at home by MK Dons, they have now lost five of their last seven matches.
This will be Laws third spell managing the Iron. He was also in charge between 1997 and March 2004 and then between April 2004 to 2006. The 51 year old will be hoping to restore Scunthorpe's fortunes as soon as possible and take them away from the relegation zone.
Laws became director of football at Irish League side Shamrock Rovers last season but recently expressed a desire to return to management in England. He will be assisted at Glanford Park by Russ Wilcox.
I am sure all Burnley fans will wish Brian well in his new job despite the rather acrimonious time he spent in charge of the Clarets. Laws was appointed manager of Burnley in January 2010 after Owen Coyle left for Bolton but he was never really accepted by the Burnley faithful. Unable to keep the club in the Premier League and with results after relegation going against him in the Championship, he was sacked in December 2010.