Former international Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink returns as a trainer at Burton Albion FC. Hes supposed to save the gate closer to the League One, the third level in England, from degradation.
The 48-year-old Hasselbaink is joining the club from Burton upon Trent for the second time. In the 2014/2015 season, he was also a trainer and obtained his PhD with Burton from the League Two, the fourth class.
“ Burton is a club I wear in my heart, a very special club for me and my family,” said the 23rd international. “Its a very different job than the first time, but were going to try to get up as fast as possible and maintain ourselves in the League One.”
Hasselbaink is the successor to Jake Buxton, who was fired after four defeats in a row. Burton ranks last in League One with 13 points from 21 matches.
Hasselbaink started his career at FC Antwerp in 2013 and then took the helm with Burton, Queens Park Rangers and Northampton Town. At that last club he was fired in 2018.
For his trainer career Hasselbaink had a colorful football career. In the Netherlands, the striker was released for Telstar and AZ, after which he wore the shirt of Leeds United, Atlético Madrid and Chelsea. He scored nine times in 23 interlands for the Dutch national team.