New Blackburn manager praises owners

Henning Berg, Blackburn managerNew Blackburn Rovers manager Henning Berg has praised the efforts of the clubs owners despite the club’s fortunes deteriorating since they arrived in 2010.

Owners Venky’s have come under heavy criticism for running the club from their base in India and making the club’s managers travel there for meetings on a regular basis.

But Berg, who won the Premier League as a player with Blackburn in 1995, believes Venky’s are taking the right steps in making sure the club returns to the Premier League as quickly as possible.

Berg told Sky Sports: “It has been frustrating time, but I have been looking in from the outside.

“Now I have spoken to the people inside the club and I know what they are thinking, I know what their ambitions are , I know what they are planning. There is no doubt about it, even the¬†owners, they are ambitious. They want to put this club back in to the Premier League. They want all the best for this club.

“I think they have made some important steps as well. They showed that by putting money in for players in the summer. Jordan Rhodes, Leon Best, Murphy, Edu, Gomez. These are players that will give this club a realistic chance of getting promotion. They are taking many important steps to take this club forward.”

Berg went on to reveal he is relishing his new role as Blackburn’s manager and believes his experience as a player and a manger will help.

“There is always going to be pressure in every job, but I am looking forward to it,” he said.

“I had experience as a manager in Norway for seven years. I’ve played in big games and learned a lot from big managers. So this will help me.”

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