League One club part ways with Chelsea and Leeds legend


Burton Albion is looking for a new manager after the resignation of Jimmy Floyd Hasslebaink

Burton Albion and first-team manager Jimmy Floyd-Hasslebaink have “mutually” agreed to part ways.

The Chelsea legend tendered his resignation on Monday morning and the Brewers board accepted, ending his second reign at the Pirelli Stadium.

A heavy 4-0 loss to Bristol Rovers in the second game of the season contributed to parting ways with the 50-year-old.

Burton are bottom of the League One table with just one point to their name, which came against Accrington Stanley in a 4-4 draw in which they squandered a three-goal lead.

His final act was overseeing a 2-1 loss to Oxford United in which Victor Adeboyejo – a former gas loanee – scored the final goal of Hasslebaink’s term.

Explaining his reasoning behind his departure, Hasslebaink told Burton’s official club website: “I’ve taken the club as far as I can with the limited resources available and it’s time someone else came along and injected a new energy.

“I would like to thank the fans and everyone associated with the club, including the chairman, and wish them the best for the future.”

Hasslebaink appeared as a pundit for Sky Sports in their coverage of Manchester United’s 3-1 win over Arsenal in the Premier League on Super Sunday.

Chairman Ben Robinson added: “I have enjoyed working with Jimmy who is an inspiring coach and I understand and respect his decision to move on.

“I want to thank him for the success he has brought to the club on and off the pitch and wish him well in his future career.”

For now, Dino Maamria will be in charge of the Fleetwood Town game before finding a successor.


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