Burton Albion Manager Resigns After Winless Start

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

Burton Albion manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has resigned from his position after the Brewers’ poor start to the League One season.

His assistant, Dino Maamria, will take over on a temporary basis but is being tipped to take the job on full-time too.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink Resigns as Manager of Burton Albion

Hasselbaink Calls It Quits

There has always been quite the dichotomy with Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink as manager: one day he’s in the Sky Sports studio with 60,000 fans packed into the stadium of the game he’s discussing, while the next, he could be managing up in Morecambe or down at Plymouth Argyle. Worry about that no longer though as the Burton Albion manager has stepped down from his post.

Rewind back to 2015 and the Chelsea legend led the Brewers to the League Two title. He then, upon his return last year, steered them away from the drop zone and they finished in a modest 16th position. Six of the seven games this term have been defeats with the only point coming in a 4-4 draw at Accrington Stanley, with the home side netting twice in stoppage time to deny Burton what would have been their only league victory this season.

Hasselbaink previously said that he would take the decision upon himself to step away from the club if he felt he had become the problem. Meanwhile, he told the club website: “I have taken the club as far as I can with the limited resources available and it is time for someone else to come in and inject some new energy.”

Their last outing was a 2-1 defeat away at Oxford United, leaving them three points adrift at the foot of the table.

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Searching for the Next Burton Albion Manager

Ben Robinson is the chairman of the League One outfit and he spoke highly of Hasselbaink following his decision, saying: “I have enjoyed working with Jimmy who is an inspirational coach and I understand and respect his decision to move on.” His attentions now need to turn to the search for the next Burton Albion manager.

His assistant, Dino Maamria, will take over as interim boss and his first taste of the action will be a clash with Fleetwood Town in front of their own fans. The Cod Army manager is Celtic legend Scott Brown and so to miss out on him and Hasselbaink prowling the same technical area is quite a shame.

One name being speculated on is former Wigan Athletic manager Gary Caldwell, who was most recently at the helm of Partick Thistle. Like Brown, he used to grace the field at Celtic Park, between 2006 and 2010.