Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink appointed Burton manager: Former Chelsea striker confirmed as Gary Rowett's replacement

Chelsea legend announced as the new manager of League Two side Burton Albion

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Former Chelsea and Leeds striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has been appointed the manager of Sky Bet League Two side Burton, the club have announced.

Hasselbaink, who ended his playing career at Cardiff in 2008, has previously worked with the coaching staff at Nottingham Forest and spent a year managing Royal Antwerp in the Belgian second division.

"Burton Albion Football Club are delighted to announce Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink as the club's new manager," the club said in a statement on their official Twitter feed.

"Jimmy takes over immediately, and will be assisted by David Oldfield, who was Head of Academy Coaching at MK Dons."

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Hasselbaink made a name for himself with Chelsea and Leeds

Burton were left searching for a new manager after Gary Rowett departed to take the reins at struggling Championship side Birmingham on October 27.

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