Where is Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink now?
After a successful Premier League career with Chelsea, Leeds United and Middlesbrough, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink hung up his boots in 2008 after a season playing in the Championship with Cardiff City.
Although he enjoyed a stellar playing career Hasselbaink only won the Portuguese cup during his time with Boavista.
He was unfortunate to be on the losing side in the Copa del Rey final for Athletico Madrid in 1999, the FA Cup with Chelsea in 2002 and also with Cardiff in 2008 and the UEFA Cup final with Middlesbrough in 2006.
He was also part of the Chelsea side which were Premier League runners-up behind Arsenal’s Invincibles side in 2004.
After obtaining his UEFA coaching badges in July 2011, Hasselbaink was appointed first team coach at Nottingham Forest working alongside his ex manager at Middlesbrough, 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 leaving the club after O’Driscoll was controversially sacked.
Hasselbaink found himself back in football in May 2013 when he took on his first managerial post at Royal Antwerp in the Belgian Second Division.
He guided them to seventh position in his first season but left in 2014 in search of a new challenge in England.
In November 2014, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink started his managerial career in England when he was appointed manager of League Two side Burton Albion.
After an amazing first season at the club, Hasselbaink’s Burton Albion were promoted as League Two champions.
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 their new 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.
After leaving Queens Park Rangers, Hasselbaink made regular guest appearances as a pundit on television channels such as Sky Sports News and ITV.
In September 2017, Hasselbaink made a return to football as manager of struggling League One side Northampton Town.
Unfortunately he was unable to turn around the team’s form and was sacked in April 2018 after a run of nine games without a victory.
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Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink: Premier League Statistics
|Premier League Teams Played for||Chelsea, Leeds United, Charlton Athletic, Middlesbrough|
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