Berg looking to bounce back

Henning Berg hopes his future job prospects will not be hampered by his infamous 57-day spell in charge of Blackburn.

Last Updated: 06/05/13 at 20:21 Post Comment

Henning Berg: Lasted just 57 days at Blackburn

Henning Berg: Lasted just 57 days at Blackburn

Former Blackburn manager Henning Berg hopes his future job prospects will not be hampered by his infamous 57-day spell in charge at Ewood Park.

The former Manchester United defender was given just 10 games as Rovers boss before he was sacked by the club.

The Norwegian managed just one victory during his two-month reign but sued the club

when they failed to pay his wages, eventually winning £2.25million ruling at the High Court.

But Berg - who was in charge at Lyn and Lillestrom in his homeland - says he hopes potential employers will not be not swayed away from offering him work following his failed Blackburn stint.

Asked when he hopes to return to management, he said: "I don't know but I'm looking to get back in. Hopefully I can get a proper job.

"Do I regret going to Blackburn? Well, it was one of those things. It was a good opportunity for me to establish myself in England as a manager after working in Norway for seven years.

"But at the same time, what happened and the way it happened is not something you would have liked. I was very, very surprised by it.

"You can put it down as experience but then again, that's football. It was out of my control.

"Am I worried that people might think differently of me because of what happened at Blackburn? I hope not. In between transfer windows, it is hard to do too much when you have two games a week. Hopefully that should not count against me too much."

Berg - who was speaking in Glasgow after appearing for a Manchester United legends side in a charity match with Rangers - was one of three managers sacked by Rovers this season.

Steve Kean was dismissed in September while Berg's successor Michael Appleton last just 10 days longer than the Norwegian before he was fired in March. Appleton was replaced by reserve team boss Gary Bowyer on a caretaker basis, the second time he stepped in this season.

The club, which was relegated from the Barclays Premier League last year and finished 17th in the npower Championship, has recently admitted to having "cash-flow problems" and Berg - who also had two spells as a player with Rovers - admits he fears for the club's future.

He said: "There are many, many things at Blackburn that could have been done differently. The way things have happened over the last couple of years there tells you there are things to be done."


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet


Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

N

ice work John.. have to agree with everything. Never measure your wealth in money.

wexford_blue
We're Not All Jealous Guys...

I

s it the same people that complain about Chelsea that complain about Mayweather? You should by now know what to expect from both, if you can't appreciate how good they are at nullifying their opponents then don't watch them.

Noz2k
Chelsea: This Ending Always Justifies The Means

I

do concede though, that getting rid of Luiz has made them less entertaining. In the same way that driving with both eyes open is less exciting, but probably a good idea.

megabrow (cufc)
Chelsea: This Ending Always Justifies The Means

Footer 365

Hull 1-3 Arsenal: Alexis Sanchez nets twice to move Arsenal level on points with Man City

Alexis Sanchez scored twice in the first half to help Arsenal coast past Hull with a 3-1 win at the KC Stadium.

Blackpool's clash with Huddersfield will not be restarted or replayed

Blackpool's season-ending Championship clash with Huddersfield will not be restarted or replayed.

Darren Kelly appointed as Oldham Athletic manager

Darren Kelly has been named as the new manager of League One side Oldham Athletic.

Mail Box

Blaming Van Gaal For United Slump...

Wayne Rooney in midfield, the same balls aimed at Marouane Fellaini...Louis van Gaal has to find a solution. And a Burnley fan embraces relegation...

Shouldn't We Give Players Time?

Do we really want to throw out the baby with the bathwater every single summer? We also have a Man United fan who wants massive investment. And more...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company