Hasselbaink and Hurst in frame for Northampton job

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Manager of Queens Park Rangers looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Brentford at Loftus Road on October 28, 2016 in...

HITC Sport understands the ex QPR manager and current Shrewsbury boss are two of the names in the frame for the Northampton vacancy.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, former Chelsea player watches on from the stands during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Middlesbrough at Stamford Bridge on May 8, 2017 in London,...Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink: Keen to get back into management

Former Queens Park Rangers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Shrewsbury chief Paul Hurst are both in the frame for the vacant manager's job at Northampton Town, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Northampton are searching for a new manager after Justin Edinburgh was the first managerial casualty of the season in the Football League.

Edinburgh was axed after seeing his side lose all four of their opening League One games to stretch their winless run from last season to 12 games.

Northampton Town manager Justin Edinburgh looks on during the Sky Bet League One match between Northampton Town and Port Vale at Sixfields on March 14, 2017 in Northampton, England.Ex-Northampton Town manager Justin Edinburgh

Former Tottenham defender Edinburgh had been in charge of Northampton since last January and he guided them to 16th spot in League One last season.

Edinburgh's assistant David Kerslake has been put in caretaker charge until a new manager is named.

A number of names have been linked with the vacancy at Sixfields, but Hasselbaink and Hurst are both thought to be under serious consideration for the role.

Hurst has enjoyed a fine start to the season with Shrewsbury with the club currently third in League One having won three of their opening four games.

Hasselbaink is favourite for the job as he is currently without a job and would not cost any compensation.

The Dutchman, who guided Burton Albion to the League Two title in 2014/15, has been out of work since being sacked by QPR last November and he is understood to be keen to get back into management.

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