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Henning Berg is Blackburn boss: Ex-Manchester United defender pens three-year deal for vacant Rovers role

By Dean Wilkins

Former Manchester United defender Henning Berg is to become Blackburn Rovers new manager after penning a three-year deal.

The Norwegian emerged as the favourite to replace Steve Kean after allegedly meeting Ewood Park bosses on Monday to discuss the vacant position.

And despite branding owners Venky’s as unable to run the club from India following Rovers’ Premier League relegation, the ex-Old Trafford centreback is on the cusp of sealing his move to Blackburn.

Berg’s international teammate Kjetil Rekdal allegedly told TV 2 Sporten that he believes Wolves boss Stale Solbakken and the former Rovers man will make a big success in the Championship.

“This is fantastic news for Norwegian football that we get another coach in England,” he said. “It is a sign that we are doing something right.

“I think it is a great advantage that he has been at the club before and knows the environment there. He knows what is expected.

“I know Henning is a wise coach and wise strategist, and when you have been there before it is always easier to gain support for your ideas.”

Berg played just shy of 300 games for Rovers in two spells as well as helping them to their only Premier League title in 1994/95.

Two years later he sealed a move to United for £5million and became the first player to win the Premier League with two different clubs – he held the record until former Arsenal players Nicolas Anelka and Ashley Young won the title in 2010 with Chelsea.

Berg sealed promotion back to the league with Blackburn after leaving Old Trafford in 2000.

Rovers currently sit fifth in the Championship after playing six games without a manager.

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