Rovers turn to Berg for Ewood Park role.
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Norwegian Henning Berg is set to be named Blackburn Rovers boss, according to former Middlesborough striker Jan Aage Fjortoft.
Fjortoft, a former international teammate of Berg, took to twitter to break the news, revealing that his compatriot had impressed during an interview at Ewood Park on Tuesday and was likely to be named as Steve Kean’s successor.
Former Manchester United defender Berg has two spells at Blackburn, either side of a successful stint at Old Trafford, spending six seasons in total with the Lancashire club and winning the League Cup in 2002.
The 43-year-old is currently out of work, having managed Norweigan outfits Lyn and Lillestrom since retiring from football in 2004.
Blackburn have been linked with a host of names since Kean walked out of the club last month, including Tottenham’s technical co-ordinator Tim Sherwood, Fulham coach Billy McKinlay and even Argentine legend Diego Maradona.
Fjortoft, who currently works for Norweigan TV as a pundit, as confirmed that former United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had also been interviewed for the Rovers job but could not accept it.
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