Ex-Chelsea striker keen on vacant Leeds United manager role

Former Chelsea star Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is looking to take over as manager of Leeds United.

Leeds axed manager David Hockaday last week and the ex-Dutch striker, who scored 42 goals in 87 appearances for United, is keen to become the White’s new boss.

Hasselbaink told talkSPORT: “Leeds United is a wonderful big club where I had two great years. If they want to talk to me, of course I would talk [to them],” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.

“I’ve got experience, I know I could take the club forward and I know I can take the club back to where they need to go.

“But what do Leeds United themselves want? That’s the most important question. How do they see things? At the moment there are so many things going on they need to sort out first, or maybe they have already.

“But if they want to talk to me, of course I would be interested. Who doesn’t want to manage Leeds United? It’s one of the ten biggest jobs in the country.”

Hasselbaink’s only managerial experience was with Belgian second tier side Royal Antwerp last season.