|Jimmy Floyd Hasslebaink unveiled at QPR|
Queens Park Rangers has appointed Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink as manager. Hasselbaink succeeds Chris Ramsey who was sacked a poor run of results.
In an official statement on the club’s website, it said “Queens Parks Rangers Football Club are delighted to announce the appointment of Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink as the club’s new Manager.”
The 43 year-old Dutchman put pen to paper on a rolling contract at Loftus Road and will be joined at the club by David Oldfield (Assistant Manager).
The former Royal Antwerp boss arrives in W12 having carved a fantastic reputation for himself during an outstanding 13-month stint at Burton Albion.
“Arriving in November last year, Hasselbaink guided Burton to League One for the first time in their history, clinching promotion in some style, five points clear of their nearest rivals.
“And that fine work has continued this season, with Hasselbaink leaving the Brewers in great shape at the summit of the third tier.”
In total, Hasselbaink – who enjoyed playing spells in Britain with Chelsea, Middlesbrough, Charlton Athletic and Cardiff City – won 33 of his 54 games in charge of the Brewers.
The former Dutch international told www.qpr.co.uk he is relishing the opportunity to manage QPR, commenting: “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.”