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League One: Leaders Burton Albion reappoint Nigel Clough


League One table toppers Burton Albion have named their former manager Nigel Clough as their replacement for Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.

With the Dutchman moving to Championship side QPR last week, Albion have moved quickly to secure his successor, and have opted for someone with a long history at the club.

Clough is the club's longest serving manager in their history, having been made player-manager in 1998 at the age of 32. He spent over a decade at the club, leaving them on the verge of the Football League at the end of his eleven year stay.

He left in 2009 to join Derby, the club where his father won the League title as a manager, for several years before being sacked. He spent a spell at Sheffield United before leaving at the end of last season, having failed to achieve promotion from League One.

Since Clough's first reign Burton have managed to establish themselves as a League club and under Hasselbaink romped to the League Two title last season.

Clough will take charge once more with the side at the top of League One, with Chairman Ben Robinson saying "We have had a great start to the season. Nigel is the ideal man to continue that."

"He has a tremendous track record in football, as a player and a manager."

"It's wonderful to be back at Burton again, working with the chairman and his staff, who make this club so special," Clough said.

"We're looking forward to trying to maintain the remarkable success the club is enjoying."

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