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Some final thoughts on today's briefing

Jimmy Floyd Hassselbaink’s buzzwords in the press conference has been stability and challenging for promotion.

He’s not making brash predictions although did refer to himself as the ‘Chosen One’.

It appears he will be making some changes in January but wants to see his players work hard between now and then.

He said: “You have to try and interact with your players and I like to get to know them.

“I like to get that feeling with them and that honesty with them.

“I want to understand my players, regardless of how long I’ve been out of the game. “We have to connect with each other and you have to find a way.”

On another note, it’s been surprising how open and candid Les Ferdinand was about the situation with Chris Ramsey.

He said: “When you look at Jimmy, people will talk about Burton, but he’s also worked abroad. Perhaps Chris Ramsey hasn’t had that.”

Ferdinand clearly didn’t feel that the former boss could manage a side pushing for promotion but hopes he stays with the club in a coaching capacity.

He added: “For me, it was always important to get the right manager in place and we feel we’ve got that.

“It’s been 16 years at this club since any player has come through the development squad to the first team.

“The manager’s focus is on the first team. My remit is to try and build some foundations but I’ve got to try and address that situation where we’re developing players.”

Posing with the shirt: Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Les Ferdinand
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Promotion push

Ferdinand “We’ve brought a manager in who we feel is capable of motivating those players for promotion.

“He’ll have to hit the ground running.”

Hasselbaink simply says “challenging” when asked what his target is.

He then says he can’t comment on why there are so few black managers working at top clubs.

Concerned: Les Ferdinand

Planning for the future

Ferdinand: “For me, it was always important to get the right manager in place and we feel we’ve got that.

“It’s been 16 years at this club since any player has come through the development squad to the first team.

“The manager’s focus is on the first team. My remit is to try and build some foundations but I’ve got to try and address that situation where we’re developing players.

“Raheem Sterling came through here but never played in the first team. We need to address that.”

He adds that he is hoping Chris Ramsey will stay at the club in some capacity.

Action: Les Ferdinand

Busy in the transfer window?

Hasselbaink: “There’s no pressure. We’re going to work and we can’t avoid that January is coming.

“We can’t control it, what we can control is working hard.

“We’re going to work hard.”

Burton Albion manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
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Close to the players

Hasselbaink is speaking about the relationships he is building with his players.

“You have to try and interact with your players and I like to get to know them.

“I like to get that feeling with them and that honesty with them.

“I want to understand my players, regardless of how long I’ve been out of the game.

“We have to connect with each other and you have to find a way.”

Why Hasselbaink over Ramsey?

Ferdinand: “When you look at Jimmy, people will talk about Burton, but he’s also worked abroad.

“Perhaps Chris Ramsey hasn’t had that.”

When pressed on the length of the rolling contract, Ferdinand adds: “It suits both of us.

“The way forward is concentrating on getting the best out of the team.

“As long as the players are doing well then Jimmy keeps his job.”

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First words from Jimmy

Hasselbaink: “I’m very excited and very privileged.

“Why QPR? It is a good fit for me and I’m very happy to be the chosen one, to be part of the QPR family.

“When the opportunity comes to manage this club, I had to take it. It was something I couldn’t turn down.

“What I’m going to bring is excitement and stability.”

Hasselbaink in the house

He’s here!

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has arrived, along with Les Ferdinand, and the pair are now posing for photographs.

Once the snappers are happy then we can get going.

Excitement building

We’re moments away now from the arrival of Hasselbaink.

The room is starting to get a little crowed now...

Tom Moore checks in

Hello and welcome to the Loftus Road media suite - it’s busier than it has been for a while as it always is with a new manager. Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink arrived at Loftus Road about half an hour ago just as I was walking in and he will be presented at QPR manager in the coming moments.

Here’s how it’s going to go down. Hasselbaink and Les Ferdinand will come in and pose with the shirt for the camera crews and photographers before taking questions from the broadcast journalists.

After that, we will have to cut away for the written press section as the copy from that is embargoed for so it is fresh for tomorrow’s papers; we’ll bring all of it to you in the coming days so keep checking back on GetWestLondon.

We’re in position ready for the Dutchman to come speak to us. Sit back, relax and get ready to hear what the new Rangers boss has to say.

Awaiting the boss: The stage is set at Loftus Road
Awaiting the boss: The stage is set at Loftus Road (Image: Tom Moore Photo Agency)

Coaching credentials

The Dutchman helped Conference South side Woking with some coaching before moving to help Chelsea under-16s and the Nike Academy while he was taking his UEFA B and A licences.

In May 2013, Hasselbaink became manager of Royal Antwerp and he made a number of signings, including former England youth international John Bostock. However, he left the club a year later.

In November last year, Hasselbaink was named manager of Burton Albion and he guided the club to the League Two title and promotion to League One for the first time In the Brewers’ history.

He leaves the club at the League One summit after an excellent season so far.

Getting the nod from Hod

Former England boss Glenn Hoddle believes QPR have struck gold with their appointment of Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink as manager.

Hasselbaink took over from interim boss Neil Warnock at Loftus Road on Friday, building on the good news of the previous evening’s 1-0 win at Reading .

The former Burton Albion boss guided to Brewers to promotion from League Two last season, and former Rs coach Hoddle reckons he can be a success in west London too.

He told BT Sport: “I think that’s perfect. He (Hasselbaink) has cut his teeth a little bit, he has done a fantastic job at (Burton Albion). He really has.

“He can now go into that (Rangers) job confident that if he does well there for three years, then there is another job up the pecking order.”

Hasselbaink will speak to the media for the first time since his appointment in approximately 15 minutes.

Glenn Hoddle
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Playing pedigree

During his playing career, which took in spells at the likes of Chelsea, Leeds and Middlesbrough, Hasselbaink commanded transfer fees that totalled £29million.

Of his 197 league goals, 127 of those came on these shores. Chelsea profited most from his goals with 70 goals in 136 appearances.

Here’s a quick reminder of the former frontman’s days terrorising Premier League defences.

Holloway's warning for Dutchman

Ian Holloway thinks incoming QPR manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink will command the respect of the players but fears he has a big problem to solve at Loftus Road.

He tore apart Premier League defences with the likes of Chelsea and Leeds United and is fondly remembered by those two clubs to name just a couple of his former employers.

However, it is another forward he is soon to be managing that Holloway thinks will be giving Hasselbaink a headache.

Charlie Austin is out of contract at the end of the season and is being linked with Southampton, Aston Villa, Newcastle and Sunderland in the lead up to the January transfer window.

Former Hoops boss Holloway worries the uncertainty around Austin’s future means it could be a case of the right man at the wrong time for Hasselbaink.

I’m not sure about the timing but what I like about it is that his record is better than anybody. He’s been working with lesser players, making them play well, and QPR have chosen him now.

Jimmy’s playing career demands respect. I think he’s got it the right way round, he’s earned his spurs and I’m just surprised he’s chosen to do this now. You’ve got a huge problem at QPR with Charlie Austin.

Holloway was speaking in his role as a TV pundit for Sky Sports as QPR beat Reading at the Madejski Stadium last Thursday.

That was interim manager Neil Warnock’s final match in charge of the hoops before handing over the reins to Hasselbaink.

Huddersfield Town (1) v Millwall (0) - New Millwall Manager Ian Holloway.

Loftus Road awaits

Here is the scene outside Loftus Road right now.

We understand Hasselbaink has already arrived and is inside the ground.

We’re not expecting for a short while but we’ll have plenty to keep you busy until then, so stay tuned for all the latest from the new boss.

Good afternoon QPR fans

Newly-appointed QPR manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink will hold his first press conference at Loftus Road this afternoon.

Hasselbaink is due to sit down with the media at 4pm and will be joined by the club’s head of football operations Les Ferdinand.

The former Leeds and Chelsea striker has left his role at Burton, who are currently top of League One, and signed a rolling contract late last week.

Hasselbaink replaces Chris Ramsey, who was sacked a month ago following Rangers’ unconvincing start to the season.

Former Hoops boss Neil Warnock was then appointed interim manager and guided the club to two wins, a draw and a defeat from four games, culminating in Thursday night’s 1-0 victory at Reading.

Hasselbaink takes the reins having guided Burton to the League Two title in his first season in the job and leading them to the top of the table again this term after promotion to the third-tier.

The 43-year-old Dutchman takes over a Rangers side lying 11th in the Championship following last season’s relegation.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
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