Brian Laws factfile

13 January 2010 12:55
1961: Born October 14, in Wallsend.

1979: Begins professional career at Burnley after coming through as an apprentice.

1983: Moves to Huddersfield.

1985: Joins Middlesbrough.

1988: Joins First Division Nottingham Forest for £120,000 after winning two promotions with Boro.

1989: Wins League Cup with Forest.

1990: Wins League Cup for second time.

1993: Forest relegated from Premier League.

1994: Moves to Grimsby as player-manager.

1996: February - Involved in controversy after angrily throwing a plate of chicken wings at Mariners player Ivano Bonetti.

November - Sacked by Grimsby but continues playing in short spell at Darlington.

1997: Takes charge at Scunthorpe.

1999: Wins promotion to old Division Two via play-offs.

2000: Scunthorpe relegated back to Division Three.

2004: Sacked amid a power struggle at Glanford Park but reinstated three weeks later.

2005: Wins promotion to League One.

2006: November - Appointed Sheffield Wednesday manager.

2008: Wednesday finish 12th in Championship.

2009: December - Sacked by Wednesday with team in Championship relegation zone after poor run of form.

2010: January 13 - Appointed Burnley manager on two-and-a-half-year contract.



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