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Hasselbaink confirmed as Burton boss

HOTSEAT: Hasselbaink had coached at Nottingham Forest (PA)

JIMMY FLOYD Hasselbaink has been officially named as the new boss of Burton Albion and now becomes the third black manager in English league football.

The League Two club announced the 42-year-old coach had taken over following the departure of Gary Rowett, who left for the vacant managerial position at Birmingham City in October.

Hasselbaink now joins the ranks of the selected few black managers, with Chris Powell of Huddersfield and Keith Curle of Carlisle United being the other two in the English professional game.

Speaking about the new challenge of leading Burton, Hasselbaink said: “"I'm looking forward to working with the players. Until now they have done really well and I'm looking to take them a step further.”

The ex-Nottingham Forest coach and Royal Antwerp manager is to be assisted by David Oldfield, 46, who joins Burton after leaving Milton Keynes Dons where he was head of their academy.

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