Former Blackburn Rovers manager Henning Berg has been sacked by Legia Warsaw.

The Norwegian was sacked before Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Gornik Zabrze with the club sitting in a disappointing 4th place, 10 points behind leaders Piast Gliwice.

Berg had a good start to his career at the club and won the Ekstraklasa title in his first season.  In his second season, Berg won the Polish Cup and finished second in the league.  However the club hasn’t achieved similar success this season and Berg has lost his job.

Legia Warsaw chairman, Boguslaw Lesnodorski, said: “The current formula of co-operation with the coach has expired as it didn’t guarantee accomplishment of all our goals in terms of sporting results during this season and the team’s development.”

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Former Dynamo Moscow boss Stanislav Cherchesov was pictured at Legia Warsaw’s training ground around the time of the sacking and has since been appointed as Berg’s successor.

Berg was a key player for Blackburn in the side that lifted the Premier League title for the only time in 1995.  The defender then moved to Manchester United and became the first player to win the top division with two clubs.

Berg returned to Rovers in 2000 and lifted the Worthington Cup with the club before returning for a third time in 2012, this time as manager.

However the fan favorite was sacked after just 57 days in charge following 1 win, 3 draws and 6 losses in his first 10 games for the club.

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