Former Netherlands international striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has been named as the new coach of English League two side Burton Albion.

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hasselbaink butThe 42-year-old was today named as the successor to Gary Rowett, who left Burton for Birmingham last month, and has the task of steering the club, currently sitting fifth in the table, to promotion to League one.

Hasselbaink, who played for Chelsea and Leeds United in the English Premier League and earned 23 Netherlands caps, has been out of a coaching role since leaving Belgian side Royal Antwerp earlier this year.

Speaking to the official Burton site, Hasselbaink said “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.”

Hasselbaink’s first game in charge will be the trip to league leaders Wycombe on Monday night.

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