Clarets: Laws stays in charge

Burnley have rubbished renewed rumours suggesting that manager Brian Laws could be shown the door following the club's relegation from the Premier League.

Laws took over at the Clarets in January following Owen Coyle's exit for Bolton Wanderers, but was unable to guide his side to top-flight survival.

That has led to talk of his tenure being cut short, a possibility that has been ruled out by the Burnley board.

A statement from the Turf Moor club read:"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.

"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."

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