Chris Brass and Neil Cutler to both stay on at Scunthorpe United under Brian Laws
Coach Chris Brass and goalkeeping coach Neil Cutler will form part of Scunthorpe United's new-look managerial team, Brian Laws has confirmed.
The duo, who had been brought to the Glanford Park when Alan Knill was appointed boss in March 2011, will work alongside Laws and his assistant Russ Wilcox, who returned to the club yesterday on the back of Knill's sacking.
Having seen only a limited amount of the Iron this season, Laws says having staff who already know the players - and their strengths - will help him settle in quicker at United.
"We've spoken at length with them both and what we'll do at this moment in time is to utilise their strengths here," said Laws when he was unveiled as Scunthorpe manager for a third spell yesterday.
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"They obviously know the players well, so they'll see how it pans out.
"They're certainly willing to give it everything they've got and I think that's important.
"We're not giving any long terms deals to anybody, we're just going to see how things go. The most important thing is everybody is pushing for the right things."
Laws explained his decision to bring Wilcox back to Glanford Park as soon as his own return was secured.
The 48-year-old, who made more than 100 appearances for the Iron as a no-nonsense defender before moving from the pitch to the dugout, followed Laws to Sheffield Wednesday and Burnley and spent a brief spell as No. 2 to Lee Bradbury last season at Bournemouth.
"Russ knows this club as much as I do," said Laws.
"One of the things we'll bring to this football club is a calmness, but also a determination in that we've got a lot of time for this football club.
"We want to see it progressing and being really well run on and off the field. We both drive that.
"My contract here is for as long as is necessary – there's no point putting years on it, it's about what is required.
"Whilst this football club wants me to be here, I will be here. Steve (Wharton) and I have spoken at length about it. It's open-ended."