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Wegerle has swipe at Blackburn title winning manager Dalglish

Former Blackburn Rovers star Roy Wegerle has taken a swipe at Championship winning manager Kenny Dalglish.

The South African born American remains a cult hero among Luton Town, QPR and Coventry City fans, but he believes it was the same skill and flair that saw him idolised by some that turned his short Ewood Park stay into a nightmare.

Wegerle told the Lancashire Telegraph: "I just wish I'd had a better relationship with the manager Kenny Dalglish. We had a clash of personalities and he just wouldn't play me at all.

"I don't believe it was the wrong move at the time. How could it have been? I was joining a team that was about to get promoted to the Premier League and who had big dreams for the future.

"Unfortunately though I was just not Kenny's type of player. I think it was Ray Harford who persuaded him to sign me, because Ray knew what I could do from our time together at London.

"But between me and him, we couldn't persuade Dalglish I was right for Blackburn. Kenny liked your typical ABC type strikers and I think I was too skilful and had too much flair for him. I was too different.

"If you look at when he was at Newcastle, he froze out David Ginola and there have been some others in our mould he has got rid of as well. If a manager doesn't fancy you, you have no chance."

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