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As Blackburn Rovers follow Nottingham Forest and sack boss is it time to stop the madness?

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Blackburn Rovers became the second Championship Club in 24 hours to sack their manager. This follows the sacking of Sean O'Driscoll by Nottingham Forest on Boxing Day. Whilst that may have been a shock to most with Forest winning 4-2 against Leeds and moving within sight of the play-offs, many will be less surprised at Backburn's decision. 

We also understand a 3rd boss is dangling by a thread at another Midlands club - draw your own conclusion there.

Rovers' statement said: "Blackburn Rovers FC has announced the departure of manager Henning Berg, assistant manager Eric Black, first team coach Iain Brunskill and goalkeeping coach Bobby Mimms with immediate effect.

"This decision has been taken following a very disappointing sequence of results.

"The club thanks the four men for their efforts and wishes them every success for the future."

Berg was Rovers' second manager this term after Steve Keane was sacked earlier following relegation last season. In fact Keane had a far superior record to his successor and a run of five defeats in six sees Rovers near the dreaded drop zone.

Perhaps the biggest surprise was that Berg was appointed in the first place given his relative inexperience. Especialy as it was reported that at least one Rovers Director did not have Berg as first choice at he time he was appointed.

But the implications of these sackings beg more serious questions to be answered. We have a transfer window system that is suposed to make teams keep to the same squad by and large and avoid the big clubs buying themselves out of trouble. They can still do that of course, but in a more controlled way - in January.

Of the 24 Championship Clubs, 11 have changed manager this season and more than half have a different manager than the one the finished last season with. That level of disruption cannot be good for the clubs as a business and interestingly of the top six only Palace - Dougie Freedman left of his own accord to go to Bolton - have swopped manager this term so far.

Too many Chairmen have a finger on a hair trigger when it comes to the manager's post and perhaps it wold better all around if there was a similar window on changing the man at the top as there is with players.


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