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Berg: I make the decisions at Blackburn Rovers
A DEFIANT Henning Berg insists he makes all the foot-balling decisions at Ewood Park after rubbishing reports he is being forced into changing his coaching staff by Shebby Singh.
The Lancashire Telegraph understands that changes in Berg’s backroom staff are still to be expected, while a national newspaper report yesterday claimed global advisor Singh was insisting that the Norwegian makes alter-ations behind the scenes.
But, ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Blackpool, Rovers’ boss was adamant he was still assessing his staff and that he would be the one to make the ultimate decision.
Berg did confirm that Colin Hendry had been moved from first team coach to assistant reserve team manager, under Gary Bowyer, but played down the significance of Monday’s talks with Singh, operations director Paul Agnew and managing director Derek Shaw.
Berg (pictured right) said: “Every club in the country will have meetings and that was just what it was, nothing special.
“I am surprised to see things in the papers, with things coming out, I don’t know why it was coming out and how it was coming out.
“It is normal for every profession to have meetings.
“I said when I first came that I will assess things and when I get to know the people we will see, and that position is still the same.
“My situation is the same, I will assess things. I am the manager, I will make the decisions I think is right for the club, in terms of how we play football, players in and out, staff, they are all my decisions.“I don’t think that is a problem at all.
“As a manager you are responsible for results and the minute you start to do things for others or things you don’t think are right, you have no chance.
“I have been in football so long, I know to expect speculation and rumours.
“If I worried about that I wouldn’t be able to do my job.
“I know who is making the decisions here.”
Meanwhile Berg will assess his squad ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Bloomfield Road with Danny Murphy and David Dunn potentially returning from injury.
Mauro Formica will also be assessed after undergoing a knee scan earlier this week as Rovers look for only their second win under Berg.
“Gato has played all our games and he has not been used to playing so many games,” revealed Berg.
“Those games have taken their toll on him and he’s got a knock, so we’ll see on Friday or Saturday how he is.
“Danny and David are getting closer but we’ll have to wait and see if they are available or not.”