Chelsea legend gets coaching job

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Burton Albion have reappointed former Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink as their new manager to replace Jake Buxton.

Buxton was dismissed following Tuesday’s 4-3 home defeat by Wigan Athletic, with Hasselbaink appointed as their new manager.

Hasselbaink has now been tasked with reviving the fortunes of Burton, who have lost four consecutive matches and sit at the bottom of the table with 13 points from 21 games.

The Chelsea legend was named Burton manager in November 2014 and guided the team to the League Two title before leaving to take charge of Queens Park Rangers a year later.

Currently in League One, Hasselbaink will aim to keep them in safety.

“Burton is a club which is very close to my heart and a really special club for me and my family,” Hasselbaink said in a statement on the club’s website after being appointed as club boss.

“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.”

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