Laws to retain Burnley job despite drop

Brian Laws will retain the top job at Burnley despite the fact the club was relegated to the Championship.

Brian Laws will retain the top job at Burnley despite the fact the club was relegated to the Championship.

The former Sheffield Wednesday boss took over at Turf Moor from Owen Coyle in January and failed to keep the Clarets in the top flight sparking rumours that the club would replace him but a statement from Burnley has indicated quite the opposite.

"Contrary to inaccurate local and national media speculation, the Burnley Football Club board of directors wish to make it clear that Brian Laws' position as first-team manager is not under threat,” the statement read.

"Laws this morning met with club chairman Barry Kilby and operational director Brendan Flood to plan next season's player recruitment and budget, with a view to giving the club the best chance of returning to the Premier League.

"Brian Laws has two years remaining on the contract he signed in January 2010."