Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink will not be Barnsley's new head coach after Burton Albion released a statement saying the Dutchman would remain as their boss.

The former Leeds and Chelsea striker was one of the candidates for the vacant head coach role at Oakwell, and had been interviewed.

But he has announced he will be staying with their League One rivals the Brewers. Michael Duff, the Cheltenham manager, was interviewed for the Barnsley job on Monday but also has spoken to Championship club Blackpool. Manchester United coach Eric Ramsay is also understood to be a candidate.

On the Burton website, Hasselbaink said: “It’s always flattering to be approached by other clubs and to be offered new opportunities, but I have always been very happy at Burton Albion, and grateful for the Chairman’s support.

“I have always said that it’s a work in progress here and we have put the emphasis on bringing in young players and building for the future. I’m eager to continue that work and to carry on building an exciting squad here at Burton Albion.

“Just because we are a small club doesn’t mean that we aren’t ambitious and I’m eager to get on with the job and put the speculation about my future to bed.

“I want to thank the Chairman and the supporters for their patience, and I hope now we can all look forward to the new season together.”