Former Leeds United and Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink lands manager role in Belgium
The Dutchman takes over at Royal Antwerp
Wednesday 29 May 2013
Former Holland striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has been named as the new manager of Belgian second division side Royal Antwerp.
Hasselbaink, who was on the coaching staff at Championship side Nottingham Forest, has signed a one-year deal with the remit of taking the former UEFA Cup Winners' Cup runners-up back up to the top flight.
The 41-year-old told Antwerp's website: "This was a very attractive proposition to begin my career as a coach.
"Our first goal is to go to for promotion and then continue to build.
"Antwerp is a wonderful club that for several years has been performing below expectations, it is a sleeping giant.
"Our hard work starts today."
Hasselbaink spent much of his playing career in England, playing for Leeds, Chelsea, Middlesbrough and Charlton before ending his career with Cardiff City.
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