Ex-Chelsea and Leeds star Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink thriving as manager

The former Netherlands international is doing well at Burton Albion, with his side picking up 20 points in nine games under the 42-year-old.

Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink is thriving as manager of Burton Albion, with the former Chelsea and Leeds United striker leading his side towards promotion from League Two.

The 42-year-old orchestrated a 2-1 win over Mansfield Town at the weekend, which was his sixth victory in nine games in charge of the Pirelli Stadium outfit.

In total Hasselbaink has won 20 points from his first nine games in charge of the League Two side, with Burton sitting in second place on the table and only a point behind division leaders Wycombe Wanderers.

After a botched spell in charge of Royal Antwerp last season, the signs were that the ex-Netherlands international potentially was not cut out for management, but he is proving his doubters wrong in England.

Hasselbaink scored 34 Premier League goals in 69 appearances for Leeds in the late 1990’s and was a fans’ favourite at Stamford Bridge, netting 69 goals in 136 league games for Chelsea over four years.

His playing career also seen the Dutchman step out for Middlesbrough, Charlton Athletic, Cardiff and Atletico Madrid, while he was capped 23 times for Holland, scoring nine international goals.

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