The Scot has struggled to get results for Forest recently.
At 22 in the countdown is a midfielder who, in two spells at the club, won the First Division title and helped Leeds almost climb the mountain in Europe.
The former QPR player and manager believes Hasselbaink will have his eyes on the play-offs.
The Borussia Dortmund boss is a big fan of Tottenham Hotspur.
The Owls remain in the play-offs following a 0-0 draw at promotion rivals Brighton & Hove Albion.
The ex-Newcastle United midfielder says replacing Steve McClaren with Harry Redknapp would not be progressive.
Jermain Defoe has hit 16 goals in 24 appearances for Sunderland this season.
The Hammers are currently fifth and chasing Manchester City and Arsenal ahead of them.
Rangers and Celtic will meet in the Scottish Cup semi-final next month.
HITC Sport understands that talks are ongoing as they prepare to axe Steve McClaren.