Berg wins unfair dismissal case against Blackburn owners

Blackburn Rovers will have to pay former manager Henning Berg £2.25m after the Norwegian won a court case against the club reports BBC Sport.

Berg had spent 57 days as Blackburn manager since his appointment on a three-year deal at the end of last October, picking up just one win in his time in charge at Ewood Park.

In court Blackburn had contended that managing director Derek Shaw had acted without the authorisation of club owners Venky’s to agree to compensate Berg for the remaining two-and-a-half years of his contract with the club.

The conflict is part of a continual power struggle at the club with BBC Sport reporting earlier this month that Shaw had been ordered to stay away from Ewood Park whilst Berg’s claim for compensation was under investigation. The judge rubbished the claims of the owners and ordered the club pay £20,000 in interim costs as well as compensate Berg.

The beleaguered club, relegated from the Premier League last year, have had a torrid season on and off the field, playing under no less than five different managers throughout the campaign leaving them currently 17th in the league, although they will more than likely avoid back-to-back relegations.

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