Marcus Law

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Marcus Law
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Law in 2011
Personal information
Full name Marcus William Law[1]
Date of birth (1975-09-28) 28 September 1975 (age 38)[1]
Place of birth Coventry, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1995 Bristol Rovers[2] 2 (0)
Yeovil Town (loan)
Stafford Rangers
Sacramento Knights
Teams managed
1999–2001 Coventry Sphinx[3]
2003–2006 Racing Club Warwick[3]
2006–2007 Quorn[3]
2007–2010 Barwell[3]
2010–2011 Kettering Town
2011–2013 Tamworth
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Marcus William Law (born 28 September 1975) is an English former footballer and manager. He has managed a number of clubs including Tamworth and Kettering Town.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Coventry, West Midlands, Law started his career as a goalkeeper at Bristol Rovers, making two appearances in the Football League during the 1994–95 season.[1] He then moved into non-league football, playing for Stafford Rangers, before a hip injury forced him into premature retirement whilst playing for the Sacramento Knights in America.[4]

Managerial career[edit]

Non-League[edit]

He later went on to manage non-league sides Coventry Sphinx, Racing Club Warwick, Quorn and Barwell. While at Barwell he won the Midland Football Alliance, the highest position they had achieved as a club in their history and started an unbeaten run that eventually stretched to 66 games.[5]

Kettering Town[edit]

His successful run attracted the attention of Conference National side Kettering Town and he was appointed manager on 1 October 2010.[6] Kettering finished 14th in his first season in charge of the club.[7]

Tamworth[edit]

After eight months as manager of Kettering, Law was appointed manager of fellow Conference club Tamworth on a three-year contract on 25 May 2011.[8] Law led Tamworth to the third round of the FA Cup in January 2012 where they lost against Premier League side Everton at Goodison Park.[9] After 19 months in charge at Tamworth, Law was sacked by the club on 14 January 2013.[10]

Forest Green Rovers[edit]

In August 2013, Law joined Forest Green Rovers as a coach on a part-time remit, working alongside friend Dave Hockaday.[11] He left the club in October 2013 following Hockaday's departure as manager. In March 2014 he revealed he had applied for the vacant job at Wrexham and was keen on a return to management.[12]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Quorn
Barwell

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2005). The PFA Premier & Football League Players' Records 1946–2005. Queen Anne Press. p. 361. ISBN 978-1-85291-665-7. 
  2. ^ Bristol Rovers 1946/47 – 2009/10, UK A–Z Transfers.
  3. ^ a b c d Poppies will reap rewards with Law, Northants Evening Telegraph.
  4. ^ "Marcus Law is a breed apart from the red-faced and angry cartoon caricature of non-league managerdom", Leamington Courier, March 2005, accessed 7 October 2010[dead link]
  5. ^ "Barwell could lose boss Law to Kettering" 28 September 2010, Accessed 7 October 2010
  6. ^ Kettering Town confirm Marcus Law is new boss, BBC Sport, 1 October 2010, Accessed 7 October 2010
  7. ^ "2010/11 English Conference Table / Standings". ESPN Soccernet. Retrieved 25 May 2011. 
  8. ^ "Tamworth appoint Kettering's Marcus Law as new manager". BBC Sport. 25 May 2011. Retrieved 25 May 2011. 
  9. ^ "Everton 2–0 Tamworth". BBC Sport. 6 January 2012. 
  10. ^ "Tamworth: Marcus Law sacked following FA Trophy exit". BBC Sport. 14 January 2013. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  11. ^ "Former Tamworth boss Law takes up Forest Green Rovers role". TamworthHerald.co.uk. 19 August 2013. 
  12. ^ "Marcus Law wants management return". Non League Paper. 6 March 2014. Retrieved 6 March 2014. 

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