Laws is an ex-Clarets defender and takes over at Turf Moor
Burnley have appointed Brian Laws as their new manager on a two-and-a-half-year contract.
The former Clarets player, 48, is a surprise appointment to succeed Owen Coyle, who joined Bolton last week.
Laws, sacked last month by Championship strugglers Sheffield Wednesday, had two interviews at Burnley to beat Doncaster's Sean O'Driscoll to the job.
A press conference from Turf Moor is due to take place at 1530 GMT on Wednesday afternoon.
Burnley are lying 14th in the Premier League with 20 points from 20 games.