Where is Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink now?
After playing in the Premier League with Chelsea, Leeds United and Middlesbrough, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink hung up his boots in 2008 after a season in the Championship with Cardiff City.
Although he enjoyed a stellar playing career, Hasselbaink only won one piece of silverware (the Portuguese Cup with Boavista) and was unfortunate to be on the losing side in the Copa del Rey final for Atletico Madrid, the FA Cup with Chelsea as well as Cardiff and also the UEFA Cup final with Middlesbrough.
On the international scene he played for the Netherlands national side on 23 occasions, scoring nine goals and featuring in the 1998 FIFA World Cup finals.
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Upon retiring from playing, Hasselbaink moved into a coaching career and was appointed first team coach at Nottingham Forest working alongside his ex-Middlesbrough manager Steve McLaren.
McLaren’s Forest side struggled under his leadership and he was ultimately sacked, however Hasselbaink stayed on under new manager Sean O’Driscoll until January 2013 before they both left the club.
He made a return to football in May 2013 when he was appointed in his first managerial post at Belgian Second Division side Royal Antwerp guiding them to seventh position in his first season.
Eighteen months later he returned to England when he was appointed manager of League Two side Burton Albion achieving promotion as champions in his first season at the club.
Due to his success at Burton, it was only a matter of time before bigger clubs came calling and he joined Championship side Queens Park Rangers as manager in December 2015.
Unfortunately Hasselbaink struggled at Loftus Road and he was sacked in November 2016 after a string of poor results left his side 17th in the Championship and just six points off relegation.
In September 2017, he made a return to football as manager of struggling League One side Northampton Town but was unable to turn around the team’s form and was sacked in April 2018 after a run of nine games without a victory.
He currently makes regular guest appearances as a pundit on television channels such as Sky Sports News and ITV.
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Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink: Premier League Statistics
|Premier League Teams Played for||Chelsea, Leeds United, Charlton Athletic, Middlesbrough|
Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com