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Hasselbaink gets Burton off to winning start

WINNING START: Hasselbaink (PA)

JIMMY FLOYD Hasselbaink marked his managerial debut in England with a win for Burton Albion.

The ex-Chelsea and Leeds player, who has only coached at Nottingham Forest and managed Royal Antwerp, saw his League Two side beat Wycombe 3-1 in what turned out to be a comfortable victory.

Hasselbaink’s appointment has generated significant interest following a report this month highlighting the lack of black coaches in the English game, with only 19 out of 552 top coaching jobs being held by black and ethnic minority coaches.

In choosing Hasselbaink for the hot seat, Burton made him the third black boss in English football, with Hudddersfield’s Chris Powell and Carlisle United’s Keith Curle being the other two.

For his first game in charge, the former Dutch international saw Burton end their three-game winless run, thanks to goals from Phil Edwards, Alex MacDonald and Jacob Blyth.

Speaking after the match, Hasselbaink was pleased with the three points and said: “The performance was good. The team performance was solid.

“We were good together, worked very hard and matched Wycombe hard with the work rate.

"We knew that was going to be key. At stages we did really, really well.”

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