Berg set for Blackburn role.
Norwegian Henning Berg is set to be named Blackburn Rovers boss, according to former Middlesborough striker Jan Aage Fjortoft.
Fjortoft, a former international teammate of Berg, took to twitter to break the news, revealing that his compatriot had impressed during an interview at Ewood Park on Tuesday and was likely to be named as Steve Kean’s successor.
Former Manchester United defender Berg has two spells at Blackburn, either side of a successful stint at Old Trafford, spending six seasons in total with the Lancashire club and winning the League Cup in 2002.
The 43-year-old is currently out of work, having managed Norweigan outfits Lyn and Lillestrom since retiring from football in 2004.
Blackburn have been linked with a host of names since Kean walked out of the club last month, including Tottenham’s technical co-ordinator Tim Sherwood, Fulham coach Billy McKinlay and even Argentine legend Diego Maradona.
Fjortoft, who currently works for Norweigan TV as a pundit, as confirmed that former United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had also been interviewed for the Rovers job but could not accept it.
So, Blackburn look set to end up with a Norwegian who once played for Manchester United – not Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but former Rovers centre-half Henning Berg.
Fans of the Lancashire club have not exactly been slow to express their anger at the evident mismanagement at Ewood Park in the past two years, and they could be forgiven for being disappointed yet again.
While Solskjaer, who was reportedly interviewed for the job, has dazzled during his short spell in management (so much so, that he has been linked with a host of English clubs, including Aston Villa), leading Molde to their first ever title, Berg’s similarly short career has been far less impressive.
The 43-year-old did guide Lyn Oslo to third place in his first full season in charge but the club finished a disappointing 7th and 9th in his next two campaigns, before Berg left by mutual consent.
His spell in charge of Lillestrom, also a Norweigan top-flight outfit, was even more unsuccessful. After two average seasons, Berg was sacked just eight games into the 2011-12 season, with the club on just one point after eight games (somebody call Harry Redknapp!).
But, according to the source, Berg was impressive when interviewed, suggesting he has a vision to take Blackburn forward. And let’s face it, he can’t be worse than Steve Kean…can he?
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