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Henning Berg wins unfair dismissal court case against Blackburn

29 April 2013 13:20

Former Blackburn Rovers manager Henning Berg has won his court case against the club for unfair dismissal.

The Norwegian, who also played 297 games Rovers, was appointed manager of the struggling club at the start of November but was sacked after 10 games by owners Venky's.

During his brief spell in charge Berg picked up just six points with one win, three draws and six defeats.

That poor performance was enough for the club's owners to take action but the 44-year-old felt the decision was unfair and took his case to court.

Venky's claimed they had not agreed to a clause in Berg's contract that entitled him to compensation, but judge Mark Pelling dismissed that argument and ordered Blackburn to pay him the outstanding two and a quarter million pounds of his two-and-a-half-year contract.

The Championship club, who were refused the right to appeal by the judge, were also ordered to pay twenty thousand pounds in interim costs to Berg.

However, they do have the option of taking the case to the Court of Appeal.

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