Brian Laws confirmed as new Scunthorpe United boss after 'difficult decision' to sack Alan Knill
The decision to sack Alan Knill has been described as a 'difficult' one by Scunthorpe United.
A statement released by the club confirmed the axe had fallen on the 48-year-old and that Brian Laws would return as manager from tomorrow.
The Iron have picked up just two points from their last seven games, with Saturday's 3-0 defeat to MK Dons proving to be the final straw for Knill.
With United stuck in the League One relegation zone, the club have admitted they had little choice but to act in a bit to save their season.
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The statement said: "The difficult decision was made inevitable by the recent long run of disappointing performances, particularly at home.
"The club would like to thank Alan for his hard work and wish him well for the future."
Russ Wilcox will once again link up with Laws, who left Glanford Park six years ago to switch to Sheffield Wednesday, but Knill's assistant Chris Brass and goalkeeping coach Neil Cutler will stay on for the time being.
"The board are delighted that Brian has returned to our club and feel confident that he will be able to restore the confidence to our talented squad of players and look forward to progressing quickly to a more secure position in the league," the club statement added.