12:32 15 February 2012
Manager - Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
The appointment of former Leeds United and Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink continues the Brewers' recent history of giving high profile players a step onto the managerial ladder. Following in the footsteps of Nigel Clough and Gary Rowett, Jimmy started his first English managerial role as Burton Albion manager on 13th November.
Born in Suriname, Jimmy’s formative footballing career began in Holland with Eerste Divisie side Telstar and AZ Aalkmaar before a move to Portugal brought a goal laden spell with Boavista and a Portuguese Cup Winners medal. Jimmy then burst onto the English football scene with a £2m to Leeds United scoring on his Premier League debut against Arsenal and going on to net 34 times in two seasons at Elland Road and picking up a Golden Boot Award as joint top scorer in 1998-99.
Atletico Madrid splashed out £12m to take his explosive scoring talents to Spain where he scored 24 times in just 34 league appearances but a year later Chelsea paid a club record £15m to bring Jimmy back to England and they were rewarded with 87 goals, many of them spectacular finishes, in 177 games over four years After leaving Stamford Bridge in 2004 Jimmy moved to Middlesbrough finding the net on a regular basis and helping the Teesiders to the UEFA Cup Final.
Spells with Charlton Athletic and Cardiff City brought the curtain down on his playing career, culminating with an FA Cup final appearance with the Bluebirds in 2008. As a full international Jimmy made his debut for the Dutch national side aged 26 and went on to score nine times on the international stage featuring at the 1998 World Cup.
After dipping his toe in the coaching waters with Conference South side Woking, Jimmy returned to Chelsea to work with the U16s side whilst working towards his UEFA ‘B’ and ‘A’ licences. In July 2011 former Middlesbrough and England manager Steve McClaren appointed Jimmy to his Nottingham Forest coaching staff leaving the club in January 2013 when then manager Shaun O’Driscoll departed the City Ground.
May 2013 saw Jimmy appointed to his first managerial role when he was asked to take over Belgian second division side Royal Antwerp. After finishing seventh in his first full season Jimmy turned down an offer to remain at the club to pursue an English managerial career, beating over 60 candidates to take over the Pirelli Stadium hotseat.
Assistant Manager - David Oldfield
Australian born David enjoyed a successful playing career making over 600 appearances as a midfielder for Luton Town, Manchester City, Leicester City, Millwall (loan), Stoke City, Peterborough United and Oxford United. In his first spell with Luton David was called up for England U21 duty.
Manchester City paid £600,000 for David’s services in 1989 and he is fondly remembered by City fans for his two goals in a 5-1 thrashing of rivals Manchester United during his only season at Maine Road. After switching to Leicester David won promotion to the Premier League in 1994 via the play-offs and spent five years at Filbert Street playing for the Foxes more times than any other club in his long playing career.
After finishing his playing career with Stafford Rangers and Tamworth David took up the managerial reins at Brackley Town before returning to former club Peterborough United as reserve team boss in 2008. David took caretaker charge of the Posh for one game in 2011 after the departure of Gary Johnson from London Road.
David joined West Bromwich Albion becoming senior professional development coach and U21’s manager. In June 2014 David accepted the role of Head of Academy Coaching at League 1 side Milton Keynes Dons but the lure of becoming assistant manager to Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink saw David move to the Pirelli Stadium in November 2014.
Goalkeeping Coach - Gavin Ward
First-team Coach - Neill Hornby
Ray 'Rocky' Hudson
Ray 'Rocky' Hudson is the Brewers' kit manager and has the responsibility of making sure that shirts are clean, boots are polished and dressing rooms are tidy. Born locally near Burton on Trent, Ray is another member of the backroom staff that provides an often un-noticed but invaluable service. In 2012 Rocky's service to the club was recognised at the Player's Awards Dinner when he received the 'Service & Support to Burton Albion Football Club' award.
Sport Scientist Jack joined the Brewers at the start of the 2012/13 season and uses the application of science to maximise the athletic performance of the players. Jack graduated with a 1st Honours Degree in Sports Science from Bangor University, before going to Loughborough University to complete a Masters in Exercise Physiology. During this time he was an intern at the Nike Football Academy.
Roles include delivering SAQ and fitness sessions, physiological testing, monitoring training loads, along with hydration and nutritional advice. Also a qualified personal trainer Jack devices and delivers individual Strength and Conditioning programmes to the players.