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Blackburn end brief Berg reign

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Henning Berg has been sacked as Blackburn Rovers manager after just 10 matches in charge at Ewood Park.

Rovers have won just once since Berg took over from Steve Kean, a run of form that has seen them slide down to 17th in the Championship table.

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The 1-0 defeat to Middlesbrough on Boxing Day - a fifth loss in their last six games - was the final straw for the club's Indian owners.

Blackburn's senior management team, including global advisor Shebby Singh and managing director Derek Shaw, will meet today to discuss a replacement.

Balaji Rao, director of Venky's who own Rovers, told the Times of India: "We have not been doing well and dropping points and losing matches quite often. I want to go up."

Berg, 43, played over 200 times for the Ewood Park club in the 1990s before joining Manchester United.

He arrived as manager at the beginning of November to replace Kean but has become the second managerial casualty at the club in two months.

Berg began his management career in Norway in 2005 with Lyn before moving to Lillestrom and then Rovers.

Former manager Mark Hughes - sacked as QPR boss earlier this season - is the bookies' favorite to be appointed.

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