The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

THE RACE to re­place Dave Hock­a­day at Leeds is well and truly on – and for­mer striker Jimmy Floyd Has­sel­baink claims he is the best man for the job.

Hock­a­day was sacked by the club only six games into the sea­son and academy man­ager Neil Red­fearn has taken over first-team mat­ters in the in­terim.

Has­sel­baink was at Leeds for two sea­sons be­tween 1997 and 1999 and the 42year-old, who also played for Chelsea, is out of a job after leav­ing Royal An­twerp at the end of last sea­son.

“Leeds is a won­der­ful, big club where I had two great years,” said the Dutch­man. “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.”

Has­sel­baink is not the only for­mer striker to have thrown his hat into the ring, with Rob­bie Fowler also be­lieved to have ap­plied for the job.

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