Charlton target Hasselbaink swoop

Charlton Athletic - The Valley

HITC Sport understands Burton Albion boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is a target for managerless Charlton Athletic.

Burton Albion boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has emerged as a contender for the vacant Charlton manager's job, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Charlton are searching for a new manager following the sacking of Guy Luzon last weekend after a run of seven defeats in their last nine Championship games.

The Addicks have named Karel Fraeye as interim head coach as they look to bring in a new permanent manager to help them climb out of the relegation zone.

A number of names have been linked with the vacancy at the Valley and Hasselbaink is thought to figure highly on the wanted list of the Charlton hierarchy.

Hasselbaink is regarded as one of the best young managers in the game after impressing in his first role at Burton.

The Dutchman guided Burton to the League Two title last season and in their first ever campaign in League One they currently sit in third spot in the table.

Hasselbaink was the subject of an approach from Rotherham United earlier this month, but the former Leeds star snubbed their overtures and it remains to be seen if Hasselbaink would be interested in the Charlton job having spent one season at the Valley as a player in 2006.

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