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Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink rejects new manager role at Coventry City

Queens Park Rangers manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink reacts on the touchline during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and QPR, October 1
Image: Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink will explore a new management position after a holiday

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has turned down the chance to become the new manager at Coventry City, according to Sky sources.

The Dutchman was sacked by QPR in November, less than a year into the job, having won just 13 of his 47 matches in charge.

Mark Venus has been carrying out the interim manager's role at Coventry since Tony Mowbray left the role in September following a poor start to the season.

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It was understood on Tuesday morning that Hasselbaink agreed to hold discussions with the League One club, currently 21st in the table.

But having rejected the new opportunity, he will now instead go on a family holiday and plans to begin the search for his next job in management in the new year.

Coventry will be keen to tie down a new manager as they look to turn around their recent form on the pitch. They have lost their last five league games.

On Thursday, they welcome high-flying Sheffield United to the Ricoh Arena, as part of the Sky Bet EFL 10 in 10.

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