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Former Rover Berg in line for Blackburn post

Henning Berg is on the verge of being appointed as the new manager of Championship Blackburn Rovers, according to reports in Norway. The Norwegian broadcaster TV 2 Sporten, where Berg has worked as a pundit since his dismissal as manager of Lillestrom in October 2011, claim the former Rovers and Manchester United defender was offered the Ewood Park post following a successful interview on Monday, reports The Guardian.

Kjetil Rekdal, the coach of Aalesunds FK, told TV 2 Sporten that he expects his former Norway team-mate to be a success and welcomed the news as a boost to Norwegian football, with Stale Solbakken already employed at Wolves.

"This is fantastic news for Norwegian football that we get another coach in England," said Rekdal. "It is a sign that we are doing something right."

"I think it is a great advantage that he has been at the club before and knows the environment there. He knows what is expected. I know Henning is a wise coach and wise strategist, and when you have been there before it is always easier to gain support for your ideas."

Berg made 297 appearances across two playing spells with Blackburn and was part of the side that won the Premier League title in 1994-95.

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