Hasselbaink delighted with first day in charge at Burton Albion

After scoring 175 in over 400 games in England, the former striker will hope to oversee the Pirelli Stadium side's drive towards League One.

Former Premier League star Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is set to manage for the first time in Britain when he takes his Burton Albion side to Wycombe this weekend.

The 42-year-old has a few years coaching experience in England, after spells at Woking and Nottingham Forest, and is of course familiar with the country after years starring for Leeds United, Chelsea and Middlesbrough among others.

Hasselbaink took his first management job a little closer to home, taking charge at Belgian side Royal Antwerp and leading them to a mid table finish before departing in the summer.

After declaring an interest in managing back at old club Leeds, Hasselbaink this week took charge of League Two side Burton Albion, after Gary Rowett took the hot seat at Birmingham, and was delighted with how his first training session at the club fared.

“It went very well," Hasselbaink told Sky Sports News. "The boys looked sharp, they had a good session, I’m very pleased."

And Hasselbaink is impressed with the work Rowett has done at the club, saying that he has been following League Two, where the Brewers are currently residing in 5th place having lost out in the playoffs last season.

“Since I’ve been out of work I’ve been watching a lot of football, and I’ve watched quite a bit in League Two and League One and also obviously in the Championship, but I’m quite familiar with League Two,” the former Dutch international added.

“I’ve spoken to the players, my target is as high as possible. Gary has done exceptionally well here and we’re going to try and push that on and keep the positive vibe that is at the club at this moment in time."

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