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Biography

Date of birth

27/03/1972

Signed

01/01/2021

Country

Netherlands

JIMMY returned to take up the Brewers hotseat on New Year’s Day 2021 and along with new assistant Dino Maamria oversaw a remarkable turnaround that saw Albion rise from the foot of the League One table to mid-table safety with three games to spare.

Jimmy was also in charge when Albion won their first EFL title, the League Two crown in 2015, having taken over from Gary Rowett in November 2014 and when he left for QPR in the autumn of 2015 the Brewers were top of League One and on their way to the Championship for the first time in their history.

He then had spells at QPR and Northampton Town, following his time with Albion which had been an undisputed success.

As a player Jimmy’s early career was spent in Holland and Portugal but it was a move to Leeds United that really saw him breakthrough with 34 goals in 69 league games before high profile spells with Atletico Madrid and Chelsea where he was a huge success.

After leaving Stamford Bridge Jimmy featured for Middlesbrough, Charlton Athletic and Cardiff City appearing in the 2008 FA Cup Final for the Bluebirds.

At international level Jimmy earned 23 caps for the Netherlands scoring nine international goals and featuring at the 1998 World Cup in France.

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