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Ex-Man Utd defender Berg hoping to return from Blackburn nightmare

Henning Berg is hoping his nightmare stint as Blackburn Rovers manager does not deter other clubs from hiring him.

The 43-year old former Rovers and Manchester United defender was sacked in December after just 57 days at the helm at Ewood Park in what was a disaster season for the Lancashire club.

Berg has since won a £2.25million court ruling for nonpaid wages following his axing but he has not been turned away by the experience and is now looking to get back into management.

"I don't know (when) but I'm looking to get back in. Hopefully I can get a proper job," said the former Oslo Lyn and Lillestrom boss.

"Do I regret going to Blackburn? Well, it was one of those things. It was a good opportunity for me to establish myself in England as a manager after working in Norway for seven years.

"But at the same time, what happened and the way it happened is not something you would have liked. I was very, very surprised by it.

"You can put it down as experience but then again, that's football. It was out of my control.

"Am I worried that people might think differently of me because of what happened at Blackburn? I hope not. In between transfer windows, it is hard to do too much when you have two games a week. Hopefully that should not count against me too much."

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Andrew Slevison
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