Former Chelsea and Leeds United striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has been appointed the manager of Burton Albion.Hasselbaink, who ended his playing career at Cardiff in 2008, has previously worked with the coaching staff at Nottingham Forest and spent a year managing Royal Antwerp in the Belgian second division.
He told the Sky Bet League 2 club's official website: "I’m very excited to join Burton Albion and follow in the footsteps of Gary Rowett and Nigel Clough. I can’t wait to get started and I’m delighted to be given the opportunity.
“I’m looking forward to working with the players. Until now they have done really well and I’m looking to take them a step further. I have seen quite a bit of them and I’m excited to be working with a talented group.”
The new manager will be assisted at the Pirelli Stadium by David Oldfield, who has left his role as Head of Academy Coaching at Milton Keynes Dons.
Hasselbaink will take over training from today and his first game in the Brewers' dugout will be on Monday night, when they face Wycombe Wanderers live on Sky Sports.
Burton were left searching for a new manager after Gary Rowett departed to take the reins at struggling Sky Bet Championship side Birmingham City on 27th October.