Football: Former Chelsea striker Hasselbaink to manage Belgian club Royal Antwerp

BRUSSELS (REUTERS) - Royal Antwerp have appointed former Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink as their new manager, the second-tier Belgian football club said in a statement on Wednesday.

"This is a fantastic club that has been underachieving for several years," Hasselbaink told the club website ( "Our first goal is to challenge for promotion and build from there."

The 41-year-old Dutchman was on the coaching staff at English Championship (second tier) club Nottingham Forest until January but Royal Antwerp will be his first management job.

Antwerp won the Belgian league title four times before being relegated to the second division in 2004.

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