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Report: Hasselbaink's agent confirms interest from Leeds United over head coach job

Leeds United's reported interest in Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink appears to be correct.

Leeds United's interest in making Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink head coach has been addressed by his agent, report the Yorkshire Evening Post.

The Sun reported last week that the Dutchman was a lead candidate to take on the role next season, should owner Massimo Cellino elect to replace Neil Redfearn.

Hasselbaink's agent has backed the report as accurate, confirming the Burton Albion boss is on Leeds' radar.

Humphrey Nijman told the YEP: "They [Leeds] have showed interest, but there is nothing decided yet. That is all I can say about it."

Hasselbaink has just led Burton to promotion from League Two, and is aiming to seal their spot as champions of the division this weekend.

With previous experience in Royal Antwerp in Belgium, the former Leeds striker is certainly an intriguing option should Redfearn be ousted.

Nijman added in the interview that Hasselbaink would consider all offers, and weigh them up with regard to his current post.

It would be hard for fans to be angry towards Hasselbaink for taking on the role, but anger in the direction of owner Massimo Cellino is likely to be vociferous if the popular Redfearn is axed.

A decision on his future is expected shortly, with his contract set to expire at the end of the season. There is a clause to extend it for a year included in his deal, but as yet Cellino has not activated it, and assistant boss Steve Thompson remains controversially suspended.

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