Forest hire Hasselbaink

Published Add your comment

Football News

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, who soared at Chelsea in the previous decade, is signing up with Nottingham Forest to join Steve McClaren as first team coach.

McClaren, who managed in Holland for FC Twente, specially picked out the Dutchman for the role, his first since hanging his boots up at Cardiff City.

The promotion chase will be strengthened by the former Chelsea striker's arrival, as Nottingham Forest look to get back to the Barclays Premier League for the first time in over a decade.

The striker scored 70 goals for Chelsea, but is now hoping to make his impact felt off the pitch for the East Midlands club.

And Hasselbaink's limited experience as a coach does not affect his dedication to his second career.

"I am happy to work my way up," he said. "As a player, I had to do that as well, so why not as a manager?"

Before accepting the role, Hasselabaink, 39, was full of praise for McClaren, who took the helm of at the City Ground last month after Billy Davies was dismissed.


"I'm very happy for him. He definitely deserves a chance again in England," Hasselbaink continued. "I definitely think he's one of the best British coaches and managers, and I'm really happy that he's got this opportunity.


"I worked really well with him at Middlesbrough and I've got good memories of him. He did magnificently in Holland - he won the league with FC Twente and nobody else has done that.


"The Championship is a horrible division to get out of, but if somebody can do it, it's Steve McClaren."

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
Nottingham Forest

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again