Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is in advanced talks with Burton Albion to become their next manager and seal a return to his former club.

Hasselbaink has emerged as a leading contender to succeed Jake Buxton who was sacked on Tuesday following Burton’s 4-3 League One defeat against Wigan.

The loss was rock-bottom Burton’s fourth in a row as their winless run extended to seven games. They have won just two games in all competitions all season.

Hasselbaink led Burton into League One for the first time in 2015

Hasselbaink led Burton into League One for the first time in 2015

Buxton was sacked after the defeat by Wigan

Buxton was sacked after the defeat by Wigan

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (left) has been lined up for a return to management with Burton after they sacked Jake Buxton (right)

A loss to Wigan saw Ciaran Gilligan and Burton extend their winless run to seven games

A loss to Wigan saw Ciaran Gilligan and Burton extend their winless run to seven games

A loss to Wigan saw Ciaran Gilligan and Burton extend their winless run to seven games

And they are now hoping to re-appoint Hasselbaink, 48, who had a previous successful stint at the club.

The Dutchman spent just over at year at the Pirelli Stadium from November 2014 to December 2015.

Hasselbaink led Burton to promotion to League One for the first time as League Two winners and when he left, being prised away by QPR, they were top of the third tier.

Hasselbaink has also had a spell at Northampton but been out of work since leaving the Cobblers in 2018.

Coach Chris Beardsley and physio Nick Fenton will take charge of Burton against Oxford tomorrow.

They have won  two games in all competitions all season but want to re-appoint Hasselbaink

They have won  two games in all competitions all season but want to re-appoint Hasselbaink

They have won  two games in all competitions all season but want to re-appoint Hasselbaink

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