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20 YEARS | ANNIVERSARY OF NIGEL CLOUGH'S FIRST APPOINTMENT AS BURTON ALBION MANAGER

22 October 2018

NIGEL Clough was appointed Burton Albion manager for the first time on October 23, 1998 - 20 years ago on Tuesday.

Having left Manchester City after spells with Liverpool and, famously, Nottingham Forest, Clough was appointed by chairman Ben Robinson as the new Brewers boss following the departure of John Barton.

Initially coming in as player-manager, Clough's first game saw us draw against Grantham in the FA Trophy at Eton Park - Rex Page wrote in the Burton Mail that the attendance was boosted that day to 588!

Clough would leave Albion in 2009 to join Derby County, and following a spell in charge at Sheffield United would return to the Pirelli Stadium in December 2015 following the departure of Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.

We sat down to interview Nigel on his memories of his very first day at Burton Albion, including meeting Andy Garner and more - and look back on his initial appointment while hearing from a few Brewers legends.

Footage from 1998 BBC Two documentary chronicling Nigel's initial appointment.


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