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 43)[1]
Place of birth Coventry, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Kettering Town (manager)
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
2015 Chasetown
2015– Kettering Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Marcus William Law (born 28 September 1975) is an English former footballer and current manager of Kettering Town. This is Law's second spell in charge of the Poppies, having left Chasetown in May 2015 to take charge. Law's former clubs include Tamworth, Coventry Sphinx, Racing Club Warwick, Quorn and Barwell.[4]

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.[5]

Managerial career[edit]


He later went on to manage non-league sides Coventry Sphinx, Racing Club Warwick, Quorn and Barwell. He also spent time coaching in the youth set ups at Aston Villa and Coventry City. 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.[6]

Kettering Town[edit]

His successful run attracted the attention of Conference National side Kettering Town and he was appointed manager on 1 October 2010.[7] Kettering finished 14th in his first season in charge of the club.[8]


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.[9] 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.[10] After 19 months in charge at Tamworth, Law was sacked by the club on 14 January 2013.[11]

Forest Green Rovers[edit]

In August 2013, Law joined Forest Green Rovers as a coach on a part-time remit, working alongside Dave Hockaday.[12] 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.[13]


On 26 January 2015, Law joined Chasetown as their new manager giving him the return to management he desired after working as a scout with professional football clubs.[14]

Kettering Town[edit]

Following Kettering Town's promotion to the Southern Premier Division and the departure of joint managers Thomas Baillie and Scott Machin, the club appointed Law as manager in May 2015.[4]





  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. ^ a b[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "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]
  6. ^ "Barwell could lose boss Law to Kettering" 28 September 2010, Accessed 7 October 2010
  7. ^ Kettering Town confirm Marcus Law is new boss, BBC Sport, 1 October 2010, Accessed 7 October 2010
  8. ^ "2010/11 English Conference Table / Standings". ESPN Soccernet. Retrieved 25 May 2011.
  9. ^ "Tamworth appoint Kettering's Marcus Law as new manager". BBC Sport. 25 May 2011. Retrieved 25 May 2011.
  10. ^ "Everton 2–0 Tamworth". BBC Sport. 6 January 2012.
  11. ^ "Tamworth: Marcus Law sacked following FA Trophy exit". BBC Sport. 14 January 2013. Retrieved 14 January 2013.
  12. ^ "Former Tamworth boss Law takes up Forest Green Rovers role". 19 August 2013.
  13. ^ "Marcus Law wants management return". Non League Paper. 6 March 2014. Retrieved 6 March 2014.
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