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Burton Albion legend Nigel Clough returns to manage 'special club'

7 December 2015

Burton Albion have confirmed the managerial appointment of Nigel Clough, who returns to the club to replace Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink at the helm.

Clough was instrumental in Burton's rise up the football pyramid, and he is excited to return to the club where he spent over a decade as a player and manager.

“It's wonderful to be back at Burton Albion again, working with the chairman and his staff, who make this club so special," Clough told the club's official website.

"We're looking forward to trying to maintain the remarkable success the club is enjoying."

The former England international arrived at the club in 1998, and led the Brewers from the Southern Premier League to the top of the Conference, before taking over at Derby County in January 2009.

Brewers chairman Ben Robinson holds Clough in high esteem, and sees him as the perfect man to continue the good work Hasselbaink had carried out at the Pirelli Stadium, prior to the Dutchman leaving for Queens Park Rangers last week.

Read more: Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink joins Queen's Park Rangers

“We have enjoyed a great start to the season under Jimmy and his assistant David Oldfield, and Nigel Clough is the ideal man to continue that work," said Robinson.

“He has a tremendous track record in football as both a player and a manager, and during a 10-year spell at Eton Park, and the Pirelli Stadium, has already shown his tremendous passion and commitment for Burton Albion.

“We are delighted to welcome him back.”

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