Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink Reappointed as Burton Albion Look to Stave off Relegation Fears

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Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has been reappointed as Burton Albion boss, returning to the club after his departure in 2015.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink Reappointed as Burton Albion Boss

Brewers Hope Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink Can Engineer a Way Out of Relegation

Bottom of League One, with only 13 points, Burton chairman Ben Robinson seemingly had little choice but to axe Jake Buxton.

Hasselbaink now replaces Buxton, whose tenure lasted just over seven months.

The returning manager has a mighty task on his hands, with a six-point gap to make up to reach 20th.

Even then the bottom of the table is so tight which will require a long period of consistency to ensure safety.

Hasselbaink’s Journey

Hasselbaink steered Burton to become League Two Champions in 2015.

In doing so, he made history, with the Brewers promoted into League One for the first time.

He departed the club for QPR in December 2015, eventually leading his team to a 12th place finish in the Championship.

However, QPR sacked Hasselbaink as they languished in 17th place the following season.

His next role was at Northampton Town. But with a three-year contract signed, he could not fulfil even one full year. Again his side had dropped perilously to the relegation zone with five matches to go.

But the Cobblers were relegated nonetheless, despite Hasselbaink’s sacking.

Back to Burton

Hasselbaink said: “Burton Albion is a club which is very close to my heart and a really special club for me and my family.

“The job is totally different from the first time, but we are coming in to try as quickly as possible to get us up the league and keep ourselves in League One – that’s our aim and first and foremost that’s what we will be trying to do.

“We know there is enough quality in the playing squad but that’s not reflected in where we are in the table so there is a lot of hard work to be done.

He will be assisted by Dino Maamria, ex-Tunisian journeyman striker who was sacked as Oldham Athletic boss in July 2020.

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