Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has been in charge of League One-bound Burton Albion since replacing Gary Rowett in November 2014 Getty Images

Former Leeds United striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has responded to speculation linking him with the managerial position at Elland Road, seemingly declining to rule out a return to the club but expressing his commitment to current employers Burton Albion.

Hasselbaink is relatively new to management, having replaced Gary Rowett as Brewers boss in November 2014 following a six-month break in the aftermath of a year spent in the Belgian second division with Royal Antwerp.

With Burton positioned among the League Two play-off pack upon his arrival, the former Netherlands international has continued the impressive work done by his predecessor and promotion to the third tier for the very first time in the club's history was secured with a 2-1 win over Morecambe on 20 April.

That success, coupled with the uncertainty regarding the future of current Leeds manager Neil Redfearn, has led to suggestions that Hasselbaink could return to West Yorkshire after agent Humphrey Nijman claimed interest in his client had already been shown.

Controversial owner Massimo Cellino, who is currently disqualified from involvement with the club until early May, has been quick to dismiss those rumours yet having gone through three permanent managers in total this season, it is certainly not beyond the realms of possibility that former caretaker Redfearn could be replaced this summer.

"It's football, isn't it?" Hasselbaink told the Burton Mail. "I can't do anything about speculation. One thing I can say is I'm committed to Burton and I will do everything in my power, as long as I'm here, to be as successful as possible.

"Leeds is a very beautiful club that I played for for two years. I've got lots of friends there but it's difficult for me to talk about it because they have got a good manager who has done really well.

"I've got a job here that I really like, so for me it's not nice to talk about these kind of things. I'll make decisions for myself with my head and not my heart. It's difficult but you have to make decisions with your head. I've got two more years on my contract at Burton and it's my job."

Leeds are currently 15th in the Championship and round off their 2014-15 campaign on 2 May with a home derby against a Rotherham side who banished any lingering fears of relegation with a win over Reading last time out.

Redfearn's side ended a dismal run of five consecutive defeats with victory over Sheffield Wednesday on 25 April, just a week after six players mysteriously withdrew from contention for the 2-1 defeat at Charlton.

That incident was the latest in another eventful season for Leeds. In March, assistant manager Steve Thompson was suspended until the end of the season in an unpopular move that prompted Redfearn to consider his position.