Former Blackburn Rovers manager Henning Berg reveals he has been scouting for Norwich City

Henning Berg. Picture: Dave Thompson/PA Wire.

Henning Berg. Picture: Dave Thompson/PA Wire. - Credit: PA

Former Blackburn Rovers and Manchester United defender Henning Berg has revealed he has been scouting for Norwich City.

The 44-year-old has been out of work since the end of December 2012, when he was sacked by Blackburn Rovers after just 10 matches in charge.

But since March he has been scouting for Norwich chief scout Ewan Chester, who was at Rangers when Berg finished his playing career at Ibrox in 2004.

Berg, who was capped 100 times by Norway, said: 'Yes, I started working for them [Norwich], I do believe it was in March. It's not like I have any real employment with them, but I take assignments where I see players and teams, write reports and give them feedback.

'Ewan Chester, the former chief scout at Rangers, got in touch with me. We have been in contact since the Rangers time, he knows how I think, and wondered if I could help.'

Berg settled his compensation battle with Blackburn in April, being awarded £2.25m in compensation by the High Court following his sacking just 57 days into a three-year contract with the club he won the Premiership title with as a player in 1995.

Now it seems the experienced Berg has become part of Chester's network of scouts, as he scours the continent for players who can make the difference in City's fight to improve their Premier League standing.

Chester was the man who recommended midfielder Leroy Fer to Chris Hughton, having been impressed when seeing the Dutchman playing for FC Twente in Holland's Eredivisie.

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Speaking to Norwegian newspaper VG, Berg added: 'I see one or two games a week. Both the Premier League, where I have seen Liverpool's last three matches, Championship and League One.

'In addition to that I have also travelled to Germany and have seen a little Bundesliga football.'