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Blackburn Rovers Fires Manager Henning Berg After 57 Days

Manager Henning Berg of Blackburn looks on before a match between the Blackburn Rovers and Bolton Wanderers at Ewood Park in Blackburn on Nov. 28, 2012. Photographer: Paul Thomas/Getty Images
Manager Henning Berg of Blackburn looks on before a match between the Blackburn Rovers and Bolton Wanderers at Ewood Park in Blackburn on Nov. 28, 2012. Photographer: Paul Thomas/Getty Images

Dec. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Former Premier League soccer champion Blackburn Rovers today fired manager Henning Berg less than two months after hiring the Norwegian.

The ex-Blackburn and Manchester United defender, 43, joined on Oct. 31 after Rovers removed unpopular coach Steve Kean and tasked Berg with getting Rovers back into the Premier League after it suffered relegation last season.

Berg enjoyed just one win in his 10 games, leaving Blackburn 17th in the Championship. Yesterday’s 1-0 defeat to Middlesbrough was its third in a row.

“This decision has been taken following a very disappointing sequence of results,” Blackburn said in a statement posted on its website. Berg, who won the league as a player with Blackburn and United, had joined on a three-year contract.

To contact the reporter on this story: Tariq Panja in London at tpanja@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Tariq Panja at tpanja@bloomberg.net

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