Balaji Rao, director of Venky's who own Rovers, told Times of India about the development on Wednesday night. "We have not been doing well and dropping points and losing matches quite often. I want to go up," explained Rao.
Rovers are 17th in the second-tier Championship with 29 points in 23 matches. Berg's last game in-charge was a 1-0 loss to Tony Mowbray's Middlesbrough. Blackburn's only win under Berg was a 4-1 win away to Peterborough United. They have picked up only 6 points from the last 10 games under the Norwegian which prompted the owners to pull the plug on the former Rovers player.
|Berg barely lasted two months in-charge of Blackburn|
Balaji Rao said they have not firmed up on Berg's replacement. Assistant manager Eric Black will handle the team, at least for the time being, he added. Former manager Mark Hughes, who was recently sacked from Queens Park Rangers (QPR) is the frontrunner to take over at Ewood Park.
The Pune-based owners took over the Lancashire club in 2010 and baffled many by sacking then manager Sam Allardyce who was on the path to ensure that Rovers remain clear of the relegation zone. Allardyce was replaced by Steve Kean who endured a torrid time at the club.
It was a credit to Kean that even amidst all the upheaval surrounding him, the Scot made a creditable start to life in the Championship. But, truth be told, he was fighting a losing battle from the start to save his job. Confronted with unrelenting opposition from fans, he was unceremoniously shown the door at the end of September with Rovers placed third in the table and having lost only one out of eight games played in the league.
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