BLACKBURN Rovers have this morning sacked manager Henning Berg.

Rovers were beaten 1-0 at Middlesbrough yesterday and the club have now released a statement confirming that Berg has departed along with backroom staff Eric Black, Iain Brunskill and Bobby Mimms.

Rovers' are unlikely to have a manager in place before Saturday's trip to Barnsley but are expected to appoint two coaches imminently.

The statement said: "Blackburn Rovers FC has announced the departure of manager Henning Berg, assistant manager Eric Black, first team coach Iain Brunskill and goalkeeping coach Bobby Mimms with immediate effect.

"This decision has been taken following a very disappointing sequence of results.

"The club thanks the four men for their efforts and wishes them every success for the future."

Venky's director Balaji Rao was quoted in The Times of India as saying: "We have not been doing well and dropping points and losing matches quite often. I want to go up."

Meanwhile, Rovers Action Group secretary Mark Fish admitted his "great delight" at the decision to let Berg go.

"He was a fantastic player for the club, but for whatever reason it just didn't work out for him here," he told Sky Sports News.

"It's difficult to say what. Perhaps the expectations from the fans, outside influences maybe. Henning Berg just didn't have the nous to get the job done? I don't know."

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