Dickson Etuhu’s Blackburn coach fired in England

Dickson Etuhu
Dickson Etuhu

Blackburn announced the sack of Etuhu’s manager on Thursday.
Nigeria’s Dickson Etuhu will be bracing for life under the third Manager in one season as Blackburn Rovers, Thursday, announced the sack of their manager, Henning Berg.

Etuhu switched from Premier League side, Fulham, to Championship side, Blackburn, after he complained of spending much time on the bench at the Craven Cottage.

While the thirst for playing time may have been quenched with Etuhu featuring most times in the starting eleven, the dream of a swift return to the EPL looks now unrealistic as Blackburn’s deep in form has seen them go eight matches without a win and just two places above the drop zone.

Rovers were beaten 1-0 at Middlesbrough on Wednesday and the club have now released a statement confirming that Berg has departed along with backroom staff Eric Black, Iain Brunskill and Bobby Mimms.

Rovers’ are unlikely to have a manager in place before Saturday’s trip to Barnsley but are expected to appoint two coaches imminently.

The statement said: “Blackburn Rovers FC has announced the departure of manager Henning Berg, assistant manager Eric Black, first team coach Iain Brunskill and goalkeeping coach Bobby Mimms with immediate effect.

“This decision has been taken following a very disappointing sequence of results.

“The club thanks the four men for their efforts and wishes them every success for the future.”

Already, former manager, Mark Hughes, is being speculated to return after his unsuccessful spell at QPR.


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