Former Chelsea and Leeds United goal machine Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has been unveiled as the new manager of Sky Bet League One club Northampton Town according to The Cobblers’ official website.

The 45-year-old former Dutch international striker has been out of work since being sacked by Sky Bet Championship club Queens Park Rangers last December after winning just 13 of his 47 matches in charge at Loftus Road.

It has been reported that Hasselbaink has signed a three-year deal at Sixfields and will immediately look towards hauling The Cobblers off the bottom of the Sky Bet League One table.

Northampton Town have been looking for a new boss since sacking former manager Justin Edinburgh late last week following a disappointing start to the season. The club have lost all four of their opening league matches of the new season in which they have conceded 10 goals.

Dutchman Hasselbaink enjoyed a fruitful career in which he played in the English Premier League with the likes of Charlton Athletic, Chelsea, Leeds United and Middlesbrough. The former striker bagged 250 goals at club level throughout his 18-year senior career whilst he also netted nine goals for his country.

Hasselbaink’s only previous managerial role prior to his spell with QPR came at unfashionable club Burton Albion where he won promotion from Sky Bet League Two. During his time at The Pirelli Stadium, Hasselbaink won an impressive 61.1% of his matches in charge of The Brewers and he will be looking to get back on track at Sixfields.

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