Laws and Clark are favourites

Last updated : 11 January 2010 By Tony Scholes
Brian Laws - favourite alongside Lee Clark
Business as usual right now means the search for a new manager and following the news of yesterday's departures that has become even more urgent. It is believed that the interview process is well under way with two candidates looking very much like favourites right now.

They are former Grimsby, Scunthorpe and Sheffield Wednesday boss Brian Laws and Lee Clark who is currently in charge at Huddersfield.

Laws, Burnley fans know all about. He played for the Clarets in the early 80s, making his debut in a 4-0 defeat at Watford on the last day of the 1979/80 season. He went on to play for Huddersfield, Middlesbrough and Nottingham Forest before moving into management.

He left Wednesday recently after the South Yorkshire side, for whom Marcus Tudgay wants to play Premier League football, slumped into the bottom three.

Clark's a Geordie, no doubt about that, and both started and ended his playing career with his home town club Newcastle United. He joined rivals Sunderland but left under a very heavy black cloud in 1999 and signed for Fulham.

He returned to St. James' Park and combined playing with coaching under Glenn Roeder and it was Roeder who took him to Norwich as assistant boss. Then, just over a year ago, he replaced Stan Ternent at Huddersfield Town and his side is currently in fifth place in League One.

There are other candidates, and there is no guarantee that the job will go to either Laws or Clark. They remain the favourites right now but as we've seen already, things can change quickly.