Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink named new QPR manager

QPR have appointed Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink as their new manager on a rolling contract. Picture: PA

QPR have appointed Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink as their new manager on a rolling contract. Picture: PA

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QPR have confirmed the appointment of Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink as their new manager.

The former Leeds and Chelsea striker has left his role at Burton, who are currently top of League One, and signed a rolling contract at Loftus Road.

Hasselbaink replaces Chris Ramsey, who was sacked a month ago following Rangers’ unconvincing start to the season.

Former Hoops boss Neil Warnock was then appointed interim manager and guided the club to two wins, a draw and a defeat from four games, culminating in Thursday night’s 1-0 victory at Reading.

Hasselbaink has enjoyed a hugely impressive start to his managerial career in England, leading Burton to the League Two title in his first season and leaving them challenging for back-to-back promotions.

The 43-year-old Dutchman takes over a Rangers side lying 11th in the Championship following last season’s relegation.

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