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Laws Commits To Owls Future

Wednesday boss Brian Laws has played down talk of a switch to Championship rivals Burnley - by insisting he wants to become the Owls' longest serving manager in the last decade.

Laws, who only recently celebrated his one-year stay at S6 since taking the reins from Paul Sturrock, was subject of an approach from the Clarets earlier this week following the departure of Steve Cotterill.

But Wednesday rejected the approach, blasting the Turf Moor club for making the approach public after Wednesday 'played ball' following their approach for Cotterill last season.

And Laws insists that he's in the Wednesday hot seat for the long run, as he draws a line under the approach from Burnley.

'I'm not a fly-by-night who jumps from one ship to another,' he told the Sheffield Star.

'When I take a job I am looking for longevity. Obviously, in football that's sometimes not possible.

'I could have jumped ship at any time when I was at Scunthorpe, but I stayed for 10 years. If I can become the longest-serving Sheffield Wednesday manager in 10 years, that would be a great achievement.'

And the Owls supremo inists that the approach will only be used as a bost to him and his squad in the coming weeks, as a compliment to the way the Owls have been performing of late.

He continued: 'Obviously it gives you a boost when somebody outside Sheffield recognises what you have done and what you are doing, and pursues you. But now we move forward.'




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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday November 16 2007

Time: 11:46AM

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Good News!
swfcjambo
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16/11/2007 12:27:00

Great to hear and fantastic news. Hope he does become the longest serving manager down here.
will it ever happen
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16/11/2007 12:40:00

Very good news, the only thing that worries me is that he only has to stick around for another 6 months to be are longest serving manager in the last ten years.
duds
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16/11/2007 12:43:00

Why would someone swap Sheff Wednesday for Burnley, surely there is greater prospects staying where he is?
miked_joker
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16/11/2007 13:12:00

Exactly, stay with us and get into the premiership or go to Burnley and end up in league1.
will it ever happen
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16/11/2007 14:28:00

AS LAWS says now lets put a line under it and move on
mick66owl
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16/11/2007 17:08:00

Blimey duds when you put it like that it's pretty grim reading isn't it. Onwards and upwards with Laws at the helm I say!
SuperOwls
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16/11/2007 17:16:00

my god yea its bludi grim that in it
mick66owl
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16/11/2007 17:29:00

Just heard laws on radio sheff doing a bit of commentry, maybe that could be his next job in ten years time!! Brilliant commentry brian by the way!!
will it ever happen
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16/11/2007 19:09:00

 

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