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Rovers ordered to make Berg payment

Henning Berg Credit: PA/Barrington Coombs/EMPICS Sport

Blackburn have been ordered to pay £2.25million in compensation to former manager Henning Berg by a High Court judge.

Former Rovers defender Berg's spell in charge at Ewood Park was brought to an end 57 days into a 3-year deal last December, following a run of one win in 10 matches.

The case argued by Blackburn was that managing director Derek Shaw acted without authority from owners Venky's in granting Berg a contract that entitled him to full payment of his agreement in the event of an early dismissal.

Venky's preference was a 12-month notice period, but Judge Mark Pelling dismissed the notion that Shaw lacked the authority to finalise the terms of Berg's deal.