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Henning Berg sues over sacking from Blackburn Rovers
1:15pm Friday 15th February 2013 in News
BLACKBURN Rovers are being sued over former manager Henning Berg’s sacking just after Christmas.
The League Managers’ Association (LMA) yesterday said it had lodged papers with the High Court in London over his December dismissal.
The former Ewood Park defender lasted only 57 days at Blackburn Rovers, with his reign going into the record books as the shortest of any permanent manager at the club.
LMA chief executive Richard Bevan said last night: “We were sadly unable to come to an agreement with the club over the termination of Henning Berg’s contract.
“[Lodging papers] is the start of legal proceedings against Blackburn Rovers over the terms of Berg’s dismissal.”
Berg was officially appointed as Rovers boss on October 31 but his 10 games in charge brought only one win, three draws and six defeats and he was dismissed on December 27.
His appointment followed Steve Kean’s resignation in September.
A Rovers spokesman said: “We are not making any comment.”
In January Rovers apologised to former manager Sam Allardyce over a ‘rant’ about him by successor Kean as part of a legal settlement to a defamation claim.