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Hasselbaink takes the reins at QPR

By Sheridan Robins

QPR have appointed Burton boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink as their new manager.

Rangers currently sit in 11th place in the Championship but remain two points outside the play-off places after last night’s 1-0 win over Reading.

Hasselbaink guided Burton – who currently sit top of League One – to promotion last season and won 33 of his 54 games in charge.

He said: “It was not an easy decision to leave Burton but it was something I couldn’t turn down.

“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.”

David Oldfield will join Hasselbaink as assistant manager after the pair enjoyed success with the Brewers.

QPR’s director of football Les Ferdinand said: “”He leaves no stone unturned in his work and prepares his teams meticulously. He is a young manager who has a great knowledge of the game.

“We’re all looking forward to an exciting new chapter at Loftus Road.”

The 43-year-old joins the R’s on a rolling contract, while interim boss Neil Warnock and his assistant Kevin Blackwell have both left the club.

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