Gray in charge

30 December 2010 11:10
Stuart Gray has been appointed caretaker manager of Burnley Football Club as the search for a new manager to replace Brian Laws gets underway. Gray arrived at Turf Moor as first team coach six days after the appointment of Laws. It looked initially as though John Carver, then at Plymouth, was to get the job but Laws moved for Gray when Carver opted to stay with the Devon club.As often happens in football, Gray will now be pitting his wits against Carver, currently the caretaker manager of Sheffield United, this Saturday.Gray's playing career started with Nottingham Forest and continued with Bolton, Barnsley, Aston Villa and Southampton before a serious knee injury brought it to an end.He started coaching at Southampton and in 2001 became manager during the period when duck shooting Rupert Lowe was chairman. Having lost that job he coached at both Villa and Wolves, also acting as caretaker manager at both, before his last management job with Northampton.He'll now take charge of the Clarets until the new man is appointed.Graham Alexander and Terry Pashley will work alongside Gray and they will be in charge for the next three games against Sheffield United, Reading and Port Vale.