England coach Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has avoided being disqualified from driving after police said his BMW was seen speeding on the motorway.

Former Chelsea star and Holland international Hasselbaink was handed a £1,000 fine after his black BMW was seen speeding on the M23 in May 2023, just two months after he joined Gareth Southgate’s coaching squad.

Hasselbaink, who won the Premier League Golden Boot and played in the FA Cup Final and Uefa Cup, avoided having his licence taken away and instead ended up paying over £1,500.

The former striker, 52, appearing under his real first name, Jerrel, was charged with failing to give information relating to the identification of the driver of the BMW.

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The BMW was seen speeding on the M23 near Crawley on May 4, 2023, Brighton Magistrates heard.

A speeding charge was withdrawn in favour of the charge of failing to give information relating to the identification of the driver.


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Appearing in person at Brighton Magistrates Court today, Hasselbaink was granted an exceptional hardship application and the court decided not to take away his licence.

Instead, Hasselbaink was fined £1,000, ordered to pay a further £510 and slapped with six points on his driving licence.

The offence was proved by the court under the single justice procedure on September 29.

Hasselbaink scored 127 Premier League goals having played for Leeds United, Chelsea and Charlton.

The striker also played for Atletico Madrid and Cardiff City among other clubs.

He moved into management having taken the helm at Northampton Town, Burton Albion and Queens Park Rangers in England.

Hasselbaink is currently an assistant coach with the England Men’s Football team having joined Gareth Southgate’s backroom staff in March, 2023.

He was in the Netherlands World Cup squad at the 1998 World Cup in France. He won league two with Burton Albion.