Famously short managerial reigns

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Brian Clough (left) was famously sacked by Leeds after just 44 days. Photo: PA

Blackburn sacked Henning Berg today after just 57 days in charge.

Berg follows Steve Kean out of the Ewood Park exit door and his dismissal comes a day after Nottingham Forest sacked Sean O'Driscoll despite a 4-2 win over Leeds.

O'Driscoll was given the Forest job on July 19 but neither his time in charge, nor Berg's, is by any means the shortest a manager has had.

Here we look at some of the briefest reigns in the business.

Brian Clough (Leeds, 44 days)

Perhaps the most famous sacking of all time, Leeds dumped Clough as he failed to win over the players who had been so faithful to former boss Don Revie.

A book and film, `The Damned United', was released about Clough's turbulent spell at Elland Road, but Clough recovered and rebuilt his reputation at Nottingham Forest, where he twice won the European Cup.

Les Reed (Charlton, 41 days)

Few had heard of Reed when Charlton appointed him late in 2006, with the Addicks board viewing him as the man to keep their club in the Premier League. Following in the footsteps of Iain Dowie, Reed presided over eliminations from both cup competitions to lower-league clubs and was sacked with Charlton in the relegation zone.

Steve Coppell (Manchester City, 33 days)

Coppell's departure from Maine Road was not driven by the boardroom but by himself.

Having left Crystal Palace, he decided the stress of moving north had caused him to change his mind and he quit after just six games in charge.

Paul Hart (QPR, 28 days)

Hart stayed away from top-level management for some time but, when he dipped into it, he was quickly burnt, losing his job at QPR after less than a month.

He took over a club in transition, with colourful owner Flavio Briatore having just sacked Jim Magilton, but failed to steady the ship and was ushered out of Loftus Road.

Leroy Rosenior (Torquay, 10 minutes)

The story of Rosenior's second spell at Plainmoor may have been embellished over time, but by his own account he accepted the job from owner Mike Bateson, who 10 minutes later sold the club to a consortium who wanted their own man.

"It was something that I knew was going to happen but I didn't think it was going to happen after 10 minutes," Rosenior was quoted as saying at the time.