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Start Date: 11/12/12

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Henning Berg sacked by Blackburn Rovers

Blackburn Rover's manager, Henning Berg, has been sacked after only 57 days in charge. This is due to a poor run of form with five defeats in their last six games. During the time that he spent at the club he only managed one victory in the 4-1 demolition of Peterborough.

The ex-Rover's defender was announced as boss on the 31st of October to replace previous manager, Steve Kean. His tenure did not start as planned with defeat away to Crystal Palace in his first game in charge. He secured his first, and only win, against the Posh on the 17th of November in front of the Sky TV cameras.

However, after Rover's poor run of form, the 43 year old was sacked after the 1-0 away loss to Middlesbrough. This was only the Norwegian's tenth game in charge however, the board thought it was necessary to relieve Berg of his duties.

Mark Hughes, Kenny Dalglish and even Roberto Di Matteo are amongst the favourites to replace him. Mark Hughes and Kenny Dalglish have both previously managed the club with Dalglish leading Rovers to the Premier League title in 1995. Whereas, Di Matteo has previously managed West Brom to promotion from the Championship as runners-up to Newcastle United.

Blackburn will now face struggling Barnsley on Saturday.

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