Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink finally responds to Leeds United head coach rumours

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has suggested he will not be swayed by reports linking him with Leeds United.

Former Leeds United striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has told the Burton Mail he is not convinced he should make a return to the Yorkshire club.

The Dutchman is currently head coach at Burton Albion, enjoying real success at the club, having led them to promotion from League One in his first season.

Hasselbaink was linked with a return to Leeds last week by The Sun, which claimed he was being lined up by owner Massimo Cellino to replace Neil Redfearn.

The former striker explained he felt uncomfortable about the rumours, holding Redfearn in high regard.

He said: "Leeds is a very beautiful club that I played for for two years. I've got lots of friends there.

"But it's difficult for me to talk about it because they have got a good manager who has done really well.

"I've got a job here that I really like, so for me it's not nice to talk about these kind of things. I'll make decisions for myself with my head and not my heart."

Hasselbaink's agent told the Yorkshire Evening Post.this week that Leeds had made their interest in the striker's services known.

Neil Redfearn's future is currently uncertain heading into the final game of the season, with the option to extend his contract for 2015/16 not yet taken up by Cellino.

Cellino himself had told the YEP yesterday that reports linking Hasselbaink with the job were premature.

Hasselbaink is enjoying success at Burton, and went onto add that he is focused on helping the club continue their success.

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