Manchester United Champions League winner Henning Berg latest managerial casualty

Poland Supporters

As a player, Henning Berg won Premier League titles with Blackburn and Manchester United but his managerial career has proven less successful.

In all of the furore surrounding Brendan Rodgers sudden departure from Liverpool, another notable managerial casualty away from the Premier League may have gone under the radar.

Henning Berg may have struggled during an ill-fated short spell in England as manager of Blackburn Rovers but the Norway international had fared better since moving to Legia Warsaw in Poland back in 2014.

With a win record of just over 60 per cent during his time at the club, Berg also brought silverware in the form of a Ekstraklasa league title in 2014 and a Polish Cup a year later.

However none of that prevented the axe from being wielded on the Norwegian, following a disappointing 2-2 draw with second-from-bottom Gornik Zabrze.

It was a result that left Legia Warsaw back in fourth, some 10 points off top spot, 11 games into the current campaign.

Legia have now won just two of their last eight competitive games but despite a poor result over the weekend, Bogusław Leśnodorski, President of the Management Board, insisted the decision had been taken with a view to the long-term, telling the club's official website:

“The existing model of working with the manager has exhausted and no longer guaranteed accomplishing goals we set for this season in terms of sport results and development of Legia.”

Berg is perhaps best remembered for his time as a player in the Premier League with Blackburn Rovers and Manchester United, winning league titles with both sides.

The 46-year-old could now look to return to Norway, where he previously managed Lyn and Lillestrom.

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