Laws lost half of his 44 games in charge of Burnley
Burnley manager Brian Laws has been sacked by the Championship club.
The 49-year-old took over in January but was unable to keep the Clarets in the Premier League.
They sit ninth in the table this term and lost 2-0 on Tuesday to his former club Scunthorpe in what proved to be Laws' last game in charge at Turf Moor.
Chairman Brian Kilby told the Burnley website: "I have telephoned Brian today and asked him to step down as manager of Burnley Football Club."
He added: "Everyone is naturally disappointed and frustrated that recent results have not gone as we would have hoped.
"The board of directors has decided that we need a fresh approach in order to achieve our goal of returning to the Premier League."
The Clarets have said they will make a statement on Thursday.
Former Sheffield Wednesday boss Laws was a Burnley player for four years at the start of his career. He began his managerial career at Grimsby in 1994 and had 44 games in charge of Burnley, winning 13.
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