Jimmy is a jolly good fel­low...

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE - By Nick Lough

THE pop­u­lar­ity of man­ager Jimmy Floyd Has­sel­baink seems to have spread to very high places around Bur­ton – he’s re­ceived an hon­orary fel­low­ship from a lo­cal col­lege.

The Dutch­man was present at Bur­ton and South Der­byshire Col­lege’s an­nual grad­u­a­tion cer­e­mony on Fri­day, just 24 hours be­fore his side hosted Port Vale at the Pirelli Sta­dium

“It is a great hon­our and some­thing I will trea­sure along­side my achieve­ments in foot­ball,” said Has­sel­baink, 43. “It’s par­tic­u­larly spe­cial to me as when I was young I didn’t value ed­u­ca­tion as much as I do now. I thought sim­ply play­ing foot­ball was enough.

“Now I know that ed­u­ca­tion is one of the most im­por­tant things in life be­cause that’s what al­lows us to grow as peo­ple and to achieve new goals.”

The former Chelsea striker has been in charge for just un­der a year at the Stafford­shire club, guid­ing the Brew­ers to pro­mo­tion to the third tier of English foot­ball last sea­son.

Bur­ton have picked up where they left off in May; cur­rently rid­ing high in the top six of League One af­ter a stel­lar start to the 2015-16 cam­paign.

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