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Burton boss Hasselbaink: Swansea have the 'perfect model'

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink - Chelsea great and manager of League Two club Burton Albion - feels Premier League club Swansea City are the ideal role model for his club to follow.

Hasselbaink has led Burton to the top of League Two and wants to emulate the Swans' rise from the bottom of the Football League to become an established Premier League side inside a decade.

"Swansea have the perfect model. They have an identity of the club and then they find a manager who fits," Hasselbaink said in an interview with the Daily Mail.

"A lot of other clubs get a manager because he is doing well. He then wants to change lots of players.

"Swansea have kept their way of playing. Every manager who has come has tweaked it a bit, but not lost the identity of the club.

"We are still far, far away from Swansea. But they give smaller clubs hope because of how structured and stable they are. If you plan well you have an opportunity to go far, if you stick with that belief."

Hasselbaink took over Burton in December and since then the Brewers has gone on to win 14, draw five and lose three of their games. They can go five points clear at the top if they beat Stevenage at home on Monday night.

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