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Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink joins Queens Park Rangers

4 December 2015

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has become the new manager of Queens Park Rangers.

He succeeds Chris Ramsey, following his dismissal from Loftus Road last month. Neil Warnock had been in charge as interim manager while the search for a permanent coach took place.

Hasselbaink joins from Burton Albion, where he joined in November 2014. The Dutchman led the Brewers to the Sky Bet League 2 title last season, and continued to push them up the table in their maiden season in Sky Bet League 1 - the highest level that the club has ever operated. 

He leaves with Burton the top of League 1, and will take over a QPR side who sit 11th in the Sky Bet Championship.  

Speaking to, Hasselbaink said: “It was not an easy decision to leave Burton, but when you get the opportunity to come somewhere like QPR, with the club where it is and the squad we have at our disposal, it was something I couldn’t turn down.

“I feel that this is a club on the up – it has an exciting feeling about it. And I want to keep that feeling going by taking more positive strides forward.

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

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

.@jf9hasselbaink: “I am happy to get the opportunity here and to the lead the #QPR family”

— QPR FC (@QPRFC) December 4, 2015

QPR's Director of Football, Les Ferdinand, added: "We went through a very meticulous recruitment process that generated a lot of excellent candidates. We gave ourselves a real selection headache with the high level of candidates we spoke to, but Jimmy was the best of the best, without any doubt.” 

Hasselbaink's first game in charge will be the visit of Burnley in the Sky Bet Championship next Saturday. 

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