Report: Cellino wants Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink to return as Redfearn's replacement

Elland Road pitchside

Leeds are reportedly interested in hiring Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink this summer.

According to The Sun, Leeds United president Massimo Cellino wants Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink to replace Neil Redfearn as manager.

Leeds, as is often the case, are in a state of disarray, with manager Neil Redfearn considering his position as manager after the suspension of his assistant manager Steve Thompson, whilst the suspicious situation surrounding six allegedly injured players is still hanging over Elland Road.

Since the takeover from Massimo Cellino around a year ago, Leeds have seen Brian McDermott, David Hockaday and Darko Milanic all leave their posts as manager, and could now see the same situation is Redfearn does choose to leave this summer.

That would leave the Whites in need of another new manager - and The Sun believe that Cellino's first choice is Burton Albion boss Hasselbaink.

The 43-year-old played for Leeds as a striker for two seasons between 1997 and 1999, smashing 42 goals in 87 games to become an Elland Road hero before leaving for Atletico Madrid.

Now though, the former Netherlands international has turned his hand to management, and after a spell in Belgium with Royal Antwerp, Hasselbaink is now Burton Albion boss - and has led the Brewers to League One after 17 wins in his 28 games at the helm.

Hasselbaink has a growing reptuation as a manager, and The Sun believe that Cellino has been impressed with his work at Burton Albion - so much so that he wants him to replace Redfearn should the current Leeds boss choose to leave this summer.

Leeds fans remain fond of Hasselbaink, but would surely feel saddened by a possible Redfearn departure - and maybe, Cellino's idea to keep fans happy is to appoint a club hero.

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