Whisper it quietly, but QPR appear to have more steel and togetherness than in the past few seasons at Loftus Road.
Rangers fans have endured a turbulent five years with promotions, relegations and the regular turnaround of staff on and off the pitch.
The Dutchman, though, prefers not to look at the past and wants Rangers to be a 'nice family club' for supporters, although he hopes assessments of their added steel are right.
He said: “I don't want to look at the past. I don't want to talk about the past. If we want to achieve something we have to be together.
“That comes from the owners, Les and my staff – we have to all be in it – even the press boys. “That's the club I want to be. We are a nice family club and everybody should know everybody and that is the base.
“Hopefully it's right what you say. That gives you a base to work from. It's one thing to work and play together. We like to make it a good working environment.”