Blackburn Rovers manager Henning Berg sets Premier League target

Berg eager for PL return
© PA Photos
New Blackburn Rovers manager Henning Berg claims that his main priority is to take the Lancashire club back to the Premier League this season.

Henning Berg has insisted that he will push Blackburn Rovers to return to the Premier League after being appointed as the club's new manager.

The 43-year-old was unveiled in a press conference this morning following yesterday's confirmation that the former Blackburn player would replace Steve Kean at the helm of Ewood Park.

The Norwegian, who has been doing media work since getting sacked from Lillestrom in 2011, previously claimed that he would be 'mad' to take the Blackburn job due to the controversy surrounding Indian owners Venky's.

"I am happy with the club and with the direction it is going in," BBC Sport quotes Berg as saying. "It has been a frustrating time [for Blackburn] but [the] owners are ambitious.

"They want to put the club back in Premier League. My criticism was me looking from the outside, now I have spoken to the owners I am confident. Promotion is all we are thinking about. That's all we want this season."

It is believed that Berg has put pen to paper on a three-year contract at the Championship club.

Ewood Park
Read Next:
Berg 'favourite for Blackburn job'
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Shrewsbury TownShrewsbury1410402391434
2Wigan AthleticWigan1410222681832
3Bradford CityBradford148332417727
4Rotherham UnitedRotherham148062516924
5Charlton AthleticCharlton137332116524
6Oxford UnitedOxford Utd146442315822
7Blackpool136431915422
8Peterborough UnitedPeterborough136342319421
9Fleetwood Town136342322121
10Blackburn RoversBlackburn126241610620
11Portsmouth146261916320
12Scunthorpe UnitedScunthorpe145541310320
13Bristol Rovers146082328-518
14MK Dons145361318-518
15Southend UnitedSouthend144551826-817
16Walsall143741823-516
17Doncaster RoversDoncaster144371717015
18AFC Wimbledon14437915-615
19Oldham AthleticOldham134271927-814
20Rochdale142751418-413
21Bury133371620-412
22Gillingham14257817-911
23Northampton TownNorthampton142391025-159
24Plymouth ArgylePlymouth141491023-137
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand