The Dugout - 60 Seconds with Brian Laws

Wed, 04 Apr 12:21:00 2012

We talk to the former Burnley and Sheffield Wednesday manager, who invites three huge egos to his dream dinner party.

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Brian Laws (far left) is pictured with Nottingham Forest team-mates Darren Wassall, Gary Charles and Mark Crossley visiting a local school in 1992.

If you hadn't been a footballer, what career would you have had instead?

Probably in the building trade because I have always been handy with my hands.

What was your first car?

A green Vauxhall Avenger. They don't make them anymore. It held up for quite a while and then fell apart once I sold it, literally. Good timing, but never sell to your friend!

What is the greatest song ever recorded?

The one that springs to mind for me is John Lennon, 'Imagine'. That's the one for me.

What's your TV guilty pleasure?

My guilty pleasure, I have to say, is Coronation Street. I have been watching it for years and it is my guilty pleasure, switching off from football and actually watching something that isn't real.

If somebody made a film of your life, which actor would you like to play you?

This is a tough one. I think Al Pacino, for the simple reason that he is the same height as me. He is a midget.

What's the nicest place you've ever visited?

I have got to say, for me the most relaxing time I had was in Saint Thomas in the Caribbean: sitting by the beach, having a bottle of beer along with a little bit of lobster.

If you could throw a dinner party for some guests from any period in time, dead or alive, who would they be?

This may not surprise you, but I would actually have Brian Clough and Muhammad Ali, because they both have massive egos and it would be a great fight to watch those two at the dinner table. I would also invite Gordon Ramsay because I would have to have someone to cook the dinner. Ramsay would definitely be a guest.

What would you ask him to cook?

I am very simple and very British, so probably fish and chips. Then I would ask Gordon Ramsay to sort them out and in his own special way tell them to leave the house!

What is your favourite sport apart from football?

Golf. I am a fair-weather player. I like watching it but I prefer playing it.

Are you looking forward to the Olympics, and have you got tickets?

I am looking forward to it. My brother-in-law will be working at the Olympics so I hope he can pull a few strings for me. Fingers crossed.

Brian Laws was speaking to Yahoo!'s 'The Dugout' through its partnership with the League Managers Association