Date: 10th January 2010 at 1:06pm
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Former Wednesday manager Brian Laws has emerged as a shock candidate for the vacant managerial post at Premier League side Burnley.

The Turf Moor club are without a manager after Owen Coyle, who led them to promotion from the Championship last season, left for rivals Bolton Wanderers last week.

The Clarets have already shown an interest in Laws during his time at Hillsborough, looking to make him their manager before the appointment of Coyle.

And, although Laws struggled during his final weeks at Wednesday, he could well be interviewed for the job this time around.

And his odds at bookmakers up and down the country have shortened in the last 48 hours as Burnley look to have a new man in place sooner rather than later.