Can Berg take Rovers back to the top?

Having just been appointed at the Ewood Park hot seat, new Blackburn Rovers manager Henning Berg has immediately set his sights on one thing: unity.

As well as winning a century of caps for his country, the former defender accomplished it all during his playing days in England.  With Blackburn in 1995, he became the first Norwegian to win the Premier League, with clinching the title a feat he would go on to repeat­­ twice during a three-year spell at Old Trafford.  He enjoyed the most successful days of his career at the heart of Manchester United’s defence, helping the club to achieve the famous 1999 Treble, which included FA Cup and Champions League victories to accompany the Premier League title.

He originally returned to Ewood Park in 2000 and helped Blackburn secure promotion back to the top flight, captaining the side to a League Cup win the next season in 2002.  Now, ten years on, he again carries the hopes and expectations of thousands on his shoulders.  This time, though, he must take charge from the dugout.

Berg has not made too many headlines during his managerial career thus far, yet to achieve any kind of success that he enjoyed on the pitch.  However, as the man who finally replaced the unwanted Steve Kean, the fans should immediately back him and return to supporting the team.

Whilst it is not difficult to be more popular than his predecessor at Ewood Park, Berg has a good history at the club, which should allow him time to implement his own ideas on the Blackburn Rovers team of 2012.  Just over a decade since he lifted the club’s last trophy, can he again lead the side back to the Premier League?

Blackburn fans will be partying at if their new Swedish gaffer leads them to promotion. But does the former United stopper have what it takes to lead the side back to the Premiership?