Burton Albion manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink told talkSPORT why he took his current job, suggesting there were two key things that won him over.
Those two things could ultimately be the main reasons the former Leeds United man doesn’t return to Elland Road, replacing Neil Redfearn as the club’s manager.
The Sun recently reported that Massimo Cellino wanted Hasselbaink as his main man looking ahead to the next campaign, but the assurances that the Dutchman would likely seek make it difficult to see how a fresh relationship could develop.
“When it became available (the Burton job), it was the job that I wanted because of the stability of the club, because the chairman is letting the manager do the job and that is important. The support and how the club is being run – We can coach players and we can make them better,” he said.
Leeds are a club that have had to suffer a lot of adversity in the recent past in various forms, with some of Cellino’s decisions as owner questionable.
Last season saw Leeds use three different managers across four different spells, which suggests that Hasselbaink would reasonably have doubts over the security of his position.
There’s still every reason to believe that Redfearn will be the man given the long term chance to guide the side towards Premier League promotion.
However, if Cellino decides that he doesn’t want to go down that path then he may find it difficult to target Hasselbaink as the man coming in.