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  • Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink thinks Leeds United would add another dimension in Premier League


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    Former Leeds United striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink thinks the Whites will bring another dimension to the Premier League should they get promoted at the end of the season.

    The retired Netherlands international played for Leeds between 1997 and 1999, quickly establishing himself as a fan favourite before completing a big-money move to Atletico Madrid.

    In an interview with Sky Sports, the 46-year-old admitted the club remains close to his heart and hopes they will return to England's top flight soon.

    He said: "It is a club that needs to be in the Premier League. All clubs if they get to the Premier League deserve to be there but I definitely think that Leeds will add another dimension.

    "They're such a big club, the fans are absolutely amazing and the stadium is always rocking so if they can get themselves to the Premier League it will be better with them in it."

    Speaking about Marcelo Bielsa, Hasselbaink added: "Bielsa came in with a big reputation. He's been coaching and managing for a long, long time so we knew how he played. We know how he is and what he is about.

    "Last week I went to see Bielsa in training and had a chat with him and to see what he's doing. Everybody's talking about him - Pep Guardiola, Mauricio Pochettino - they are all talking about him.

    "They are all looking at him and learning from him and that is one of the reasons why I wanted to go and see him as well.

    "It was very impressive to see him work, to see his methods and to get an understanding, and I think Leeds has got a really bright future ahead."

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