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QPR appoint Hasselbaink as boss

Championship club Queens Park Rangers have appointed Burton Albion boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink as their new manager.

The 43-year-old, who won League Two with the Brewers final season, has signed a rolling contract with the R’s.

Neil Warnock had been in interim charge of the west London club because head coach Chris Ramsey was sacked on four November.

“It was not an effortless selection to leave Burton but it was anything I couldn’t turn down,” mentioned the Dutchman.

Hasselbaink joined Burton in November 2014 and leaves the club best of League One, getting won 33 of his 54 games in charge at the Pirelli Stadium.

He will be joined at Loftus Road by David Oldfield, who was his assistant at Burton.

Rangers are 11th in the Championship table, two points outside the play-off areas, and former Netherlands international Hasselbaink mentioned the club has “an thrilling really feel about it”.

“I feel that this is a club on the up,” he added.

“I am happy to get the chance here at QPR, to lead the QPR family members, be at the front of it all, place my stamp on things and take the club forward.

“This is an extremely proud moment for me and I will give my all to represent the badge of the club.”

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

The former Leeds and Chelsea striker was previously in charge at Belgian side Royal Antwerp ahead of moving to Burton, and QPR director of football Les Ferdinand mentioned they had been “hugely impressed” with Hasselbaink’s achievements with the Brewers.

“He is also a sturdy, authoritative leader who commands the respect of all those he operates with,” said Ferdinand.

“He leaves no stone unturned in his perform and prepares his teams meticulously. He is a young manager who has a great understanding of the game.

“We’re all hunting forward to an fascinating new chapter at Loftus Road.”

Warnock, 67, and his assistant Kevin Blackwell have departed QPR following Hasselbaink’s arrival, possessing guided the club to two wins in four matches given that taking more than.