Burton Albion next manager odds
Who will be next Burton Albion manager?
Burton Albion was established in 1950 and they have gradually worked their way through the league from the lower region of the non-league. They won the Northern Premier league in 2001 and played in the conference league. The conference league gave them the opportunity to achieve their biggest result in the club's history.
Nigel Clough is Burton Albion's manager. He returned to the Pirellui Stadium in December 2015. Nigel Clough replaced Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink after he moved to QPR. Nigel Clough managed the Brewers from 1998 to 2009 as he led the club from northern premier league to the conference stage. He was the first manager in the history of the club to deliver championship football.
Burton Albion managed to sustain a 0-0 draw against Manchester United in the first leg of the 2006 FA Cup third round. They lost 5-0 in the second leg at the Theatre of dreams. Nigel Clough was a very important factor that led to the club's gradual progression over the decade. Burton Albion was promoted to the football league in the 2008-2009 season.
Hasselbaink was Burton Albion's former manager. He managed the team in November 2014 before Clough took the job and advanced the club to the championship level. Burton Albion has recently been experiencing a mixed set of results. They won their match against Birmingham City, Huddersfield, Nottingham Forest and Leeds United although they lost against teams like Ipswich, Newcastle Unites, Brentford and Reading and drew against Barnsley and Aston Villa. This made them a mid-table team at their best.
The black cats are searching for a new manager to replace David Moyes and are thinking of contacting Nigel Clough. Although, Burton Albion have insisted that they have not been contacted by Sunderland regarding Nigel Clough, the Brewer boss has become the favorite for the Sunderland managerial job. Burton Albion Chairman is delighted and hopes that Nigel Clough will continue his excellent job in the club.
There is a probability that the Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes also made the list as a favorite for the Black Cats Managerial job. Nigel Clough guided Burton Albion to the Championship. Despite the high odds of Nigel Clough becoming the favorite for the Sunderland job, Burton Albion has confirmed that they have not been contacted by Sunderland.
Nigel Clough decided to stay back in Burton Albion to complete the historic job of putting them in Championship despite been contacted by Nottingham Forest back in January. Burton Albion finished above Blackburn Rovers, Wigan Athletic, Rotherham United and Forest in the previous season. They also finished 52 points ahead of the relegation zone.
Nigel Clough was born in Sunderland and his father played for the black cats while scoring 54 goals in a total of 61 games. He made the six-man favorite manager shortlist for the manager of the year award alongside managers like Chelsea's Antonio Conte, Burnley's Sean Dyche, Tottenham Hotspur's Mauricio Pochettino, Brighton & Hove Albion's Chris Hughton and Sheffield United's Chris Wilder.