Brian Laws factfile
Published : 13 Jan 2010 12:55:15
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.