BURNLEY have insisted manager Brian Laws' job is not under threat.

The Lancashire Telegraph today reported a board room split about whether the 48-year-old should remain in charge following relegation.

Laws has lost 15 of his 19 games as Clarets boss, and was in charge of Sheffield Wednesday's relegation season until December, but has already started planning for next season.

A club statement read: "The Burnley Football Club board of directors wish to make it clear that Brian Laws' position as first team manager is not under threat.

"Laws this morning (Wednesday) met with club chairman Barry Kilby and operational director Brendan Flood to plan next season's player recruitment and budget, with a view to giving the club the best chance of returning to the Premier League.

"Brian Laws has two years remaining on the contract he signed in January 2010.

"Burnley Football Club will make no further comment on this matter."