Burton Albion

Nigel Clough


Nigel Clough

Founded 1950

Chairman Ben Robinson

Stadium Pirelli Stadium

Time at Club:





Burton Albion are managed by Nigel Clough who returned to the Pirelli Stadium in December 2015 following the departure of Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink to QPR. Clough previously managed the Brewers between 1998-2009, leading the club from the Northern Premier League up to the Conference, but he's now topped that feat by delivering Championship football for the first time in the club's history.

Established in 1950, Burton Albion started out in the lower regions of the non league ladder and have gradually worked their way through the leagues. Having won the Northern Premier League in the 2001-2002 season, the Brewers competed in the Conference for several seasons and it was whilst they were in that league that they gained the biggest result of their history.

Handed the plum draw of Manchester United in the 2006 FA Cup Third Round draw, Burton managed to hold the Premier League giants to a 0-0 draw before losing the replay 5-0 at Old Trafford, but it had been a magical time for fans that saw 11,000 fans head up to the Theatre Of Dreams.

During this time an integral member of their progression was Nigel Clough, who was the clubs manager for over a decade and it was finally in the 2008-2009 season that Burton won that coveted promotion to the Football League.

Hasselbaink took charge of Burton back in November 2014, replacing Gary Rowett in the dugout, and went on to steer the Brewers up to League One, before Clough returned in December and proceeded to lead the club into the Championship.

Recent Form


A mixed set of recent results has seen Burton Albion collect wins versus Cardiff City and Derby County while suffering adverse results at Ipswich Town, Norwich City, Brighton and Hove Albion and Liverpool. Draws against Wigan Athletic, Queens Park Rangers, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Blackburn Rovers has seen them show mid-table form at best.


Recent Results

Manager History

ManagerStart Date - End DateRecord
Nigel Clough07 Dec 2015 - PresentWon: 15, Drawn: 13, Lost: 12
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink13 Nov 2014 - 04 Dec 2015Won: 33, Drawn: 12, Lost: 9
Mike Whitlow *27 Oct 2014 - 13 Nov 2014Won: 0, Drawn: 1, Lost: 1
Kevin Poole *17 Mar 2012 - 01 Jul 2012Won: 3, Drawn: 2, Lost: 6
Gary Rowett17 Mar 2012 - 27 Oct 2014Won: 63, Drawn: 35, Lost: 44
Paul Peschisolido18 May 2009 - 17 Mar 2012Won: 44, Drawn: 36, Lost: 61
Roy McFarland06 Jan 2009 - 18 May 2009Won: 9, Drawn: 3, Lost: 10
Nigel Clough06 Oct 1998 - 06 Jan 2009Won: 310, Drawn: 101, Lost: 298
Vic Halom01 Jan 1988 - 30 Jun 1988Unknown
Neil Warnock01 Jan 1981 - 01 Feb 1986Unknown
Mick Walker01 Jul 1976 - 30 Jun 1978Unknown

* Caretaker/Interim Manager

Trophies Won

League Performance
17. Preston North End12426-314
18. Leeds United12426-314
19. Burton Albion12345-213
20. Barnsley12417-313
21. Blackburn Rovers12336-612
League Results

Aston Villa


Birmingham City

Blackburn Rovers


Brighton And Hove Albion

Bristol City

Cardiff City

Derby County


Huddersfield Town

Ipswich Town

Leeds United

Newcastle United

Norwich City

Nottingham Forest

Preston North End

Queens Park Rangers


Rotherham United

Sheffield Wednesday

Wigan Athletic

Wolverhampton Wanderers