Newcastle Interested In Burton Albion Boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

Could the former Chelsea forward be heading to Tyneside to take over from John Carver?

Newcastle United have only just secured their Premier League survival but they are already focusing on filling their vacant managerial position - with Burton Albion boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink believed to be in the running. Interim head coach John Carver still wants the Magpies job on a permanent basis but he has secured just three wins from 20 games in charge during 2015. Hasselbaink meanwhile has been making positive strides in management in recent seasons, first with Royal Antwerp in Belgium, and then with Burton - and Newcastle are now believed to be casting lustful glances in his direction, according to The Sun.
Having signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with the Brewers in November, he led the club from sixth in the table when he took over to a glorious promotion. Burton finished top of the League Two table on 94 points, five clear of the nearest rivals Shrewsbury Town, and will play in the third tier of English football next season.
The former forward, who scored nine goals in 23 international appearances for Holland, has stated his ambition to manage at a higher level - and Newcastle may just be willing to take a gamble on him. Hasselbaink netted 189 goals in 426 appearances during his time in England with Leeds United, Chelsea, Middlesbrough, Charlton Athletic and Cardiff City. For all the latest NUFC News, Views and Transfers make sure to follow WhatCultureNUFC on Twitter and Facebook.

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