Hasselbaink sends tweet to re-iterate Leeds United stance

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Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has re-iterated he does not want to fuel rumours of a Leeds United return.

Former Leeds United striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has addressed speculation linking him with a return to the club yet again.

Earlier today the striker told the e Burton Mail that he was happy at Burton Albion and felt uncomfortable discussing a possible comeback out of respect to current head coach Neil Redfearn.

This was reported by The Guardian as 'Hasselbaink not ruling out return to Leeds United'.

Perhaps concerned his response in the interview had taken on the opposite effect to which it was originally intended, Hasselbaink took to Twitter this evening to re-affirm his stance, also posting a link to a BBC interview in which he stated:

"I am committed to Burton and I will do everything in my power to make the club successful for as long as I am here. You can't do anything about rumours."

What Hasselbaink did not do, was state outright he did not want the job, which of course may be disingenuous anyway given he told Talksport earlier this year before he landed the Burton Albion role that he would love to manage Leeds.

A report in The Sun last week claimed he was being lined up by owner Massimo Cellino to replace Neil Redfearn, before Hasselbaink's agent told the Yorkshire Evening Post this week that Leeds had made their interest in the striker's services known.

Since the report in The Sun came out last Friday, Hasselbaink had stayed quiet on the speculation prior to today.

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