Don't rule out Laws

Last updated : 18 November 2007 By Tony Scholes
Laws has said he is happy at Hillsborough, that he enjoys working with the players, and is delighted that he was backed by the chairman despite losing the first six league games this season, the last of which coming against the Clarets.

And yet he has also aware that he was close to being shown the door and must be fully aware that their chairman is not the most loyal when it comes to supporting his manager during difficult times. He'll know that another poor run, and he's had two now in twelve months, will probably see him go.

Does he want to come to Burnley? Does he want to join his former club, and a club that has shown in recent years that it will give its managers considerably more time and certainly more patience?

"It's nice to hear good news," he said of Burnley's approach, adding: "It was a complete shock to me. I was only told of the phone call on Wednesday and I'm a bit surprised it is out in the press.

"There was no conversation other than that permission was refused. After that, there's nothing to discuss. I'm employed by Sheffield Wednesday and I've not forced the issue."

Laws though is widely reported in the national papers this weekend commenting on the lack of security of being a Championship manager. "As a manager in this league you are always looking over your shoulder. The money for being in the Premiership has increased so much that everybody wants a piece of it. There's no patience and nobody feels safe in the Championship. But that's the nature of the beast and you have to cope with it."

With Brendan Flood having said that talks continue with Wednesday, and more than strong hints from Laws that he might be more than interested, I certainly wouldn't rule him out just yet.