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Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is reportedly set for a return to coaching with the Chelsea icon in ‘advanced talks’ to join Gareth Southgate’s coaching staff at England.
The 50-year-old, who earned 23 caps for the Netherlands between 1998-2002, is claimed to be in line to replace Chris Powell in the Three Lions set-up.
Hasselbaink has been out of the game since September after stepping down as Burton’s boss with the League One side bottom of the table.
And according to Sky Sports, he is set for a swift return to football where he will come in for Powell following the expiration of his contract.
Powell had worked with England in the last two major tournaments, but he has decided to leave his role to focus on his job as head of coaching at Tottenham’s academy.
It has been said that Hasselbaink and the Football Association are in advanced negotiations where he will join Southgate‘s backroom team.
The news outlet also said that it was Southgate that approached the former Blues striker about the position. However, legal paperwork on the deal is yet to be finalised.
Hasselbaink began his managerial career in Belgium at Royal Antwerp, where he stood down in 2014 after a single year.
He then made the switch to Burton, where in his first spell, he guided the Brewers to League Two glory.
Championship side QPR came calling in 2015, but he was dismissed after ten months with the Hoops languishing in 17th spot.
The Dutchman then linked up with Northampton, but he lasted less than a year, before returning to Burton in January 2021.
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