By Ollie Irish
Burnley’s new gaffer, Brian Laws, surveys one corner of his new domain, aka Turf Moor. [Photo: PA]
Many Burnley fans seem to be wholly unimpressed with Laws’ appointment, but consider that he did a very good job at Sheffield Wednesday, on very limited resources; he deserves his chance to take the hot seat at a Prem club.
If Burnley wanted a bigger name to replace Owen Coyle, they would have had to pay bigger money, and with no guarantee that someone like Alan Curbishley, Paul Jewell or David O’Leary (all of whom would want a bigger salary than Laws asked for) would keep them up.
Still, following the overachieving Coyle is a very tough gig and it won’t take more than a couple of defeats for the dark clouds of relegation to form over Laws’ head (incidentally, he has way too much hair for someone who is almost 50 – Ollie wrote with no little jealousy).
Will Laws break Burnley or keep them up? Vote below: