Former QPR boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink will be the perfect fit for Northampton Town, according to Cobblers chairman Kelvin Thomas.
Hasselbaink, who was dismissed last November after a difficult year in charge of at Loftus Road, last night sealed his return to management with the League One strugglers.
He replaced former Spurs defender Justin Edinburgh, who had been sacked with side bottom of the league, in the Sixfields hot seat.
“He is an inspirational leader, someone who has had success at this level in the recent past, and we think he is a very good fit here,” said Thomas.
“We have sought a lot of advice, and have spoken to and taken on board feedback from people who have worked with Jimmy before, and those who have played against his teams.
“He is a manager who injects confidence and belief into his players, and someone who we think can begin to unlock the potential of what we believe is a good squad we have here.”
When he was let go by the Rs 10 months ago, Hasselbaink was naturally disappointed but pledged to take what he had learnt during his time at Loftus Road into his next job.
“Whilst I am extremely disappointed that my time as manager of QPR has come to an end, as I still believe we were on course to achieve our targets, I am grateful for the opportunity given to me by the board,” he said.
“The club is in a transitional phase. A lot of players left last summer and were replaced by new players, who still need time to settle in. When I joined the club last season, I was excited by the project and the ambition the club has to one day return to the Premier League.
“I wish them all the best with achieving this goal. With regard to my future, I hope to have many more years as a football manager and I will take what I have learned during my time at QPR with me into my next challenges.”
Meanwhile, here's how Rs fans have reacted on Twitter to Hasselbaink's return to management: