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Football: Blackburn fire manager Berg after 57 days in charge

Published on Dec 27, 2012 9:07 PM

LONDON (REUTERS) - Blackburn Rovers sacked Henning Berg, 43, on Thursday after only 57 days and 10 games in charge, becoming the second manager to depart a foreign-owned English Championship (second division) club in the space of a few hours.

The Norwegian was axed by Blackburn's Indian owners after a 1-0 defeat at Middlesbrough on Wednesday, their fifth loss in six games which left the club languishing in 17th place. Under Berg, Blackburn won just once.

Berg's dismissal follows hot on the heels of Sean O'Driscoll's departure from Nottingham Forest with the Kuwaiti-owned former European champions sacking the Irishman late on Wednesday, hours after they had beaten Leeds United 4-2 at home.

Berg, who won the Premier League as a Blackburn player in 1995, was appointed on Oct 31 after the resignation of predecessor Steve Kean at the end of September following relegation from the top flight and months of angry protests from fans.

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