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Berg to take command at Legia

Published: Thursday 19 December 2013, 13.19CET
Former Manchester United FC defender Henning Berg has been installed as the new coach of Polish champions Legia Warszawa following the departure of Jan Urban.
Berg to take command at Legia
New Legia coach Henning Berg ©Getty Images
Published: Thursday 19 December 2013, 13.19CET

Berg to take command at Legia

Former Manchester United FC defender Henning Berg has been installed as the new coach of Polish champions Legia Warszawa following the departure of Jan Urban.

Former Norwegian international Henning Berg has been named as the new coach of Polish champions Legia Warszawa, replacing Jan Urban who was dismissed in the wake of a 3-1 Polish Cup defeat at Górnik Zabrze on Wednesday.

The 44-year-old Berg has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract in Warsaw and will officially start work on 1 January. The former Blackburn Rovers FC, Manchester United FC and Rangers FC defender has coached SFK Lyn Oslo, Lillestrøm SK and – briefly – Blackburn since retiring in 2004. He was capped 100 times by Norway.

"The Legia board hopes he will help the club play regularly in European competitions and bring talented young players from the academy into the first team," read a Legia statement.

Legia are top of the Polish First Division, having won a domestic double under Urban last season, but the club lost patience with the coach after a disappointing UEFA Europa League campaign was followed by elimination from the Polish Cup.

Last updated: 19/12/13 13.24CET

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