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Former Chelsea Goal Machine Shortlisted For Hibernian Managerial Post

Young Dutch boss wanted by relegated Edinburgh club. 

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Former Chelsea and Leeds United forward Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has emerged as a candidate for the vacant manager’s job at Hibernian, according to The Express.

The 42-year is apparently keen on returning to Britain after quitting his role as Royal Antwerp boss in Belgium.

England is believed to be his preferred destination, but he could be open to a move to Edinburgh.

Hibs sacked Terry Butcher earlier this month following the club’s relegation from the Scottish Premiership.

The Easter Road outfit’s 15-year stay in Scotland’s top division came to an end as they lost 4-3 on penalties to Hamilton Academical in a dramatic playoff.

Under Hasselbaink’s stewardship, Antwerp finished seventh in Belgium this season despite having one of the smallest budgets in the league.

This seems to have impressed the Hibs hierarchy, who want the club to challenge Rangers and city rivals Hearts for promotion next term.

Bookmakers Skybet make Ian Murray the favourite to replace Butcher, while Stuart McCall, Danny Lennon, John Collins, Alex McLeish and Tony Mowbray are also thought to be in the running.

Hasselbaink scored 88 goals in 177 games for Chelsea between 2000 and 2004.

He also scored 42 times for Leeds United, 34 for Middlesbrough, four for Charlton Athletic and nine for Cardiff City.

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