BURTON Albion manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink will receive an honorary fellowship from Burton and South Derbyshire College.
The Brewers boss will receive the honour at the college’s graduation ceremony on Friday.
Hasselbaink joined Burton Albion in November 2014, his first job in English management after a successful playing career that included a prolific goal-scoring record at Chelsea and a World Cup finals with Holland.
In May, his Burton Albion side were crowned League Two champions and have this season pushed towards the top of League One.
Hasselbaink said: “It is great honour and something I will treasure alongside my achievements in football.
“It’s particularly special to me as I when I was young I didn’t value education as much as I do now – I thought simply playing football was enough. Now I know that education is one of the most important things in life because that’s what allows us to grow as people and to achieve new goals.”
Dawn Ward CBE, chief executive and principal of Burton and South Derbyshire College, said: “We are delighted to present Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink with an honorary fellowship. The recipients of our honorary awards act as ambassadors for the college and will undoubtedly be an inspiration to our students as they begin the next exciting stage in their lives, making their mark on their chosen industry.”