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‘Henning will build from the defence’
9:05am Thursday 1st November 2012 in News
A NORWEGIAN journalist has jumped to the defence of Henning Berg’s managerial career after insisting he has already shown signs of early promise.
Jonas Bergh-Johnsen, pundit for TV2, believes any criticism of Berg’s past managerial career is harsh as he prepares to fill the Ewood Park hot seat.
A section of Rovers supporters had called for a more experienced manager to be appointed, like Blackpool boss Ian Holloway, but Bergh-Johnsen believes Berg could prove a success.
Rovers’ Premier League winner started his managerial career with Norwegian outfit Lyn in 2005 before moving on to Lillestrom in 2008, where he was dismissed in 2011.
Bergh-Johnsen, said: “After he retired as a footballer, he did his coaching badges quickly and got appointed as manager at Lyn, who are a small club in Norway.
“He took them to third place in his first season and for a club of their resources it was a good achievement. They then had a financial crisis and he joined Lillestrom a few years later.
“He did not really turn things around at Lillestrom but he isn’t the first manager to struggle there. It is a club with big expectations and who often don’t meet those.
“Henning is the type of manager who likes to build from the defence. He does want to get the ball down though and likes his teams to attack with pace.”
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