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1990s fan favourite in line to continue where Monk left off at Leeds United

After one of their best seasons in years in the English Championship, Leeds United fans here at The Transfer Tavern have again been left scratching their heads and pondering the future after the departure of Garry Monk left the club searching for new leadership.

Monk did a fantastic job at Elland Road, bringing the club so close to reaching the promotion play-offs and making supporters dream that they can bring back the glory days once again.

Now though the hunt is on for a replacement and one man said to be in line for the open managerial position is former fan favourite Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.

That’s according to The Daily Mirror, who say the former Leeds striker previously rejected the chance to take charge of the club before Monk eventually took the job.

Hassebaink was of course a big hit at the club in the 1990s, scoring 42 goals in two seasons before going on to be a star at Atletico Madrid and Chelsea.

However, his managerial record has thus far been less successful. Despite a strong spell at Burton Albion in which he guided them to promotion from League Two, terms in charge of Royal Antwerp and Queens Park Rangers haven’t exactly set the world on fire.

It could be seen as a risk to appoint him at a big club like Leeds United but does his previous spell at Elland Road give him an advantage?

Leeds fans – what do you think? Is Hasselbaink the man you’d like to see take the club forward or do you have another managerial talent in mind?

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