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Second former striker wants Leeds job

Former Leeds striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has declared his interest in the vacant managerial position at Elland Road.

Former Leeds striker Hasselbaink has declared his interest in the vacant managerial position at Elland Road. Credit: Press Association

The 42-year-old, who represented the Yorkshire club with distinction between 1997-1999, is keen to start a managerial career and would like the chance to take charge of the club he classes as one of the biggest in England.

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].

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 10 biggest jobs in the country.

– Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, speaking to Talksport

Hasselbaink, who has coached in England with Nottingham Forest before, was a key figure in his time at Elland Road and scored 42 goals in 87 games before being sold to Atletico Madrid.

The Championship club are searching for a replacement for Dave Hockaday, who was sacked by owner Massimo Cellino a fortnight ago after just 70 days in charge.

Fellow ex-striker Robbie Fowler has also believed to have applied for the role.

Leeds academy manager Neil Redfearn has been in temporary charge following Hockaday's departure.

Redfearn steered Leeds to victory over Bolton before the international break and is expected to be in the dugout for Saturday's league clash at Birmingham.


Robbie Fowler linked to vacant Leeds job

Former Leeds United and Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler has applied for the vacant head coach job at Elland Road, it is being reported.

Robbie Fowler linked to vacant Leeds job Credit: Press Association

The former striker has limited managerial experience having only taken charge of Muangthong United in the Thai Premier League.

He moved to Leeds United for £12m and scored 14 goals in 30 appearances.

Yorkshire pair praised after England win

England goalkeeper Joe Hart has praised two of the squad's newcomers after last night's 2-0 win over Switzerland.

Former Bradford and Leeds midfielder Fabian Delph was handed his first international start having come back from long-term injury to cement his place in Aston Villa's midfield over the last two seasons.

Meanwhile, Barnsley-born defender John Stones also made his competitive bow after narrowly missing out on selection for Roy Hodgson's World Cup squad.

Former Leeds midfielder James Milner came on as a second half substitute in the Euro 2016 Qualifier while Dronfield born Gary Cahill played in the heart of defence.

Both played a part in the 1-0 friendly win over Norway at Wembley but the Man City man said the pair had impressed throughout the international break:

Seven-year-old applies for Leeds United job

Leeds United's managerial search is in full swing but a curve-ball application could have thrown Massimo Cellino's plans awry.

Seven-year-old's Leeds United job application Credit: @TerryGeorge

Zack Webb, a young Leeds fan, has thrown his name into the reckoning for the post vacated by Dave Hockaday last week.

The young man is ambitious too, pledging to get the club promoted and win the Champions League.


Doukara signs permanent deal at Elland Road

Leeds begin search for new boss

As expected, three and a half weeks into the new season, Leeds United are looking for a new head coach.

Dave Hockaday might have survived last Saturday's 4-1 defeat at Watford by the skin of his teeth, but Wednesday night's Capital One Cup exit at the hands of Bradford City was the final straw for Italian owner Massimo Cellino, who wielded the axe last night.

John Shires has the latest:

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