CHESTERFIELD: Out-of-work Brian Laws linked with Spireites vacancy

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FORMER Sheffield Wednesday manager Brian Laws is believed to be in the running for the managerial vacancy at Chesterfield following the dismissal of John Sheridan.

Laws, who enjoyed a three-year spell at Hillsborough, is looking to get back into management following a break from the game.

Leading bookmakers Victor Chandler reckon Laws is the favourite to succeed Sheridan and priced him at 2/1 to take over as the boss of the League Two side. Victor Chandler have also priced ex-Barnsley and Rotherham United manager Mark Robins at 8/1.

Laws, aged 50, who has also managed Grimsby and Scunthorpe in his career, left Wednesday by mutual consent on December 13, 2009, and was appointed at Burnley - who were his first club when he was a player - the following month after Owen Coyle’s departure to Bolton.

Earlier this year, Laws told The Star he felt “re-freshed” and felt ready to get back into the game.

“There haven’t been any opportunities that I’ve really wanted to go for up to now,” he said. “I’m just waiting for the right one and I think I have a lot to offer.”

Speculation is growing that Ronnie Moore is also on the Spireites radar. Moore, formerly of the Millers, saved Tranmere Rovers from the drop last season and has turned around the League One club’s fortunes. His contract expires next summer. Sean Dyche and Paul Ince have also been linked with the job.