Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s flirtation with Coventry has been a brief one, with the former QPR manager having turned down the chance to manage the League One club, according to Sky sources.
Hasselbaink is heading off on a family holiday and plans to begin the search for his next job in management in earnest in the new year.
The Dutchman was sacked by the west Londoners last month, less than a year into the job, having won just 13 of his 47 matches in charge.
The Sky Blues approached the former Chelsea star about taking charge as Mark Venus looks to leave the post he has filled since Tony Mowbray resigned.
Interim boss Venus revealed after Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at Southend United that a new manager would be installed as soon as possible. Despite the search, the club could find it hard to attract a high-profile candidate to work in the current conditions.
But he came back to them after a week to say he’s not interested, expressing concerns about the long term plans at City.
The young boss cut his teeth very successfully at a lower level with Burton Albion, and is willing to drop down to the third tier to get his career going again.