Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink can mix between the 'old school' manager, who shouts at his players to the new age one who works with them every day, according to QPR captain Nedum Onuoha.
The Dutchman works his squad hard but also knows when best to adopt a lighter touch as well.
The squad know what they have to do but, if they don't do it, then they know Hasselbaink will come down on them like a tonne of bricks.
The QPR skipper said: “For me, I could see what he'd be like as a player. I think I'd have liked him as a player on and off the pitch.
“He has that on the training ground but he makes it very clear he's the boss so if you're not doing things the right way or with the right attitude he'll come down on you quicker than you'd imagine but he does reward you when you do things right and what he's trying to tell you.
“We're doing more of that so he's okay to be around now.”
Onuoha believes Hasselbaink's grounding as a player has helped him in management from experiencing a variety of managers in his career.
The captain added: “I think he's got the best of both. As a player, he'd have experienced that old school side but he's been lucky enough to see how that can affect players on a day to day basis so he does mix it up.
“He knows the importance of his point so if he's trying to make a point and you're not taking it on board he'll remind you that he's the boss.
“That's the be all and end all so if he says you need to jump around on one foot for 90 minutes as this is the new strategy and you're not doing it he'll probably chop your leg off.”