Blackburn and Ipswich filled their vacant Manager positions today as they appoint their successors to Steve Kean and Paul Jewell respectively.
Henning Berg, a player for the club when they won the Premier League in 1995 agreed terms at Blackburn, and is looking to gain promotion, even if it comes through the play offs.
Berg had previously been a critic of Venky's owenership of the club, but seems to have been swayed after meeting the owners in person. With his history with the club, his appointment will surely be popular with Rovers fans, something that was no doubt in the owner's minds given that Steve Kean's unpopularity on the terraces was one of the factors that dogged his tenure until he resigned earlier this season.
McCarthy joins Ipswich with them rooted to the foot of the championship and admitted that although promotion is a long term goal, moving out of the relegation zone and further up the table will be his first priority. Having led Sunderland and more recently Wolves to promotion to the top flight during his career, McCarthy will perhaps be looking to the future for possible promotion charges.
These appointments come after a busy week in the Championship in managerial terms, with Dougie Freedman leaving Crystal Palace to join Bolton, and Sean Dyche taking the reins at Burnley.