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11th Jun, 2017 | 7:38am

Report: Leeds lining up 45-year-old to replace Monk, he rejected club last summer

By Derek Smithson

Leeds are considering a move for Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink about their vacant managerial role, according to a report.

The Daily Mirror claim that owner Andrea Radrizzani is “weighing up an approach” for the 45-year-old, who is considered a fan favourite at Elland Road from his playing career.

It is understood that this is the second time Hasselbaink has been considered for the Leeds job as he was also offered the position last summer.

The report details former owner Massimo Cellino wanted to speak with him last summer, but he rejected the Yorkshire club and they subsequently turned to Garry Monk.

Radrizzani is still on the search for a new boss following the resignation of Monk at the end of May.

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The Whites are desperate to return to the Premier League and will want to build on their impressive seventh-placed finish in the Championship last season.

Hasselbaink is the latest candidate to emerge for the managerial role and he is currently without a club.

The Dutchman has already managed English clubs QPR and Burton in the past, winning the League Two title with the latter.

However, he is best recognised in football for his incredible playing forward and the striker was a popular figure during his stint with Leeds.

In other Leeds news, the club’s supporters reacted on Twitter to Stuart Dallas’ last-gasp heroics for Northern Ireland.

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