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Forest move for Hasselbaink

Nottingham Forest have approached Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink following the exit of manager Alex McLeish, Sky Sports understands.

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Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink could be set for a return to the City Ground

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink could be set for a return to the City Ground

It is unclear whether the 40-year-old former Chelsea striker has been contacted regarding the role of manager, caretaker manager or coach.

McLeish departed the City Ground by mutual consent on Tuesday having only taken the reins on 27 December following the departure of Sean O'Driscoll.

The Scot was reportedly unhappy with Forest's transfer dealings ahead of the closure of the January window when they failed to bring in any new players, the deal to bring in Peterborough winger George Boyd falling through at the last minute on Thursday because of an issue with the player's eyesight.

McLeish, 54, remained in charge for Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Birmingham - his fourth loss in seven matches since being appointed - but left the Championship club after just 40 days at the helm following talks with Kuwaiti chairman Fawaz Al-Hasawi.

McLeish said: "I am extremely saddened to be leaving after such a short period but even so it has been a privilege to be manager of such a fantastic football club."

Former Forest manager Billy Davies and ex-Southampton boss Nigel Adkins have also emerged as possible candidates.

Hasselbaink was brought to Forest by Steve McClaren in 2011 and then worked under O'Driscoll this season as first team coach, but departed last month after terminating his contract by mutual consent.

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nd we always will love Ozil. I don't really mind if no other team can see just how brilliant he is, or if people think he is rubbish, because we know he is far from it. He is a fantastic player, and if people cannot see that it can only be a good thing, in that he will be at Arsenal for years to come, pulling the strings from behind a glass veil.

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like the list and Ozil in particular does seem under appreciated when you look at his stats (an odd thing considering his fee or maybe because of it). Palace have a few and I've always thought Dwight Gayle at Palace was under rated, certainly when you look at his goals per game ratio. You can probably also add Ryan Bertrand at Saints who should be in the England team in my view.

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ew Shaun Wright Phillips, there I've said it. If any club offers stupid money we'd be stupid to say no, he's not a potential worldie by any stretch and I feel that after a few years warming the bench at city or Chelsea he'll be back at QPR smoking sheesha pipes under Harry Redknapp.

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