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Berg in the running to take over at Ewood
HENNING Berg is in the running to become Blackburn Rovers’ next manager as the club bid to end their month-long search this week.
Caretaker boss Eric Black is expected to have signed off his reign with Saturday’s 1-0 win over Watford, thanks to Jordan Rhodes’ late winner.
It is understood Berg, who helped Rovers win the Premier League in 1995, is set to be interviewed for the vacant managerial post today as the club run the rule over their final short list.
Blackpool boss Ian Holloway is also believed to feature highly on the list, as is current Huddersfield boss and ex Rover Simon Grayson.
Former Spurs number one Harry Redknapp has also indicated to people close to him he would be interested in discussing the role but it’s believed his expected demands will rule him out.
Berg became an Ewood Park favourite during two spells at Rovers, which saw him make more than 200 appearances, win the Premier League, help the club back into the top flight and skipper Rovers to league cup success.
The former Norwegian international, who was also part of Manchester United’s treble winning team in 1999, started his managerial career at Lyn, where he enjoyed three seasons.
The 43-year-old then enjoyed two years at the helm at Lillestrom before being dismissed in 2011. He has since been working as a pundit for Norwegian television.
Rovers’ caretaker boss Black admits he is still in the dark about the future as he continues to focus on fulfilling the role he has been asked to do.
Saturday’s victory, bringing back to back victories for Black, leaves Rovers fifth in the table and just two points away from the automatic promotion positions.
Black said: “It was vital that we won and built the momentum. It is building confidence as well.
“I thought we went up another level and I thought the players deserved enormous credit.
“They showed great patience, energy and concentration.
“Possibly this is my last game in charge. I really don’t know. That will be up to the people in the position of recruiting a new manager.
“I have done what I have been asked to do and will carry on until I am told not to.”
Rhodes’ late winner spared Colin Kazim-Richards blushes after the Turkish international had missed a 76th minute penalty – after taking the kick of Rhodes.
“I have to admit I had assumed Jordan was the penalty taker and when I turned round I saw Kaz was taking it. If we had drawn it becomes a bigger issue but thankfully we didn’t,” said Black.
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