Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has finally broken his silence on his sacking as QPR manager.

Former Rs legend Ian Holloway looks set to be appointed as Hasselbaink's replacement, a decade after first leaving the Loftus Road hot seat.

Hasselbaink was given his marching orders following last Saturday's 1-1 draw at Nottingham Forest, having led the Rs to just two league wins since August.

He said: “Managing Queens Park Rangers was a true privilege and a big opportunity for me as a coach.


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“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.

“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.

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“I would like to thank the players for their efforts. It was a pleasure to work with them and I wish them luck for the remainder of the season and their future careers.

“I would also like to thank my staff for their hard work and commitment throughout my time at the club. And finally, thanks to the loyal QPR fans who supported me and the team.

“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.”