Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is a constant presence on the training ground, trying to get his ideas into the QPR squad, James Perch has revealed.
Many managers five to 10 years ago, including Sir Alex Ferguson, rarely took training sessions, preferring to leave them to the coaches.
However, younger managers are constantly on the training ground, even to the point of taking the warm-ups.
“I think you see with the young managers that they're so fresh and have new ideas and want to be on the training ground," Perch said.
“I've worked with old school managers who aren't taking training sessions and you might not see them until Thursday morning after a Saturday game.
“I've worked with a couple of them that want to do everything – take training, do the warm up and spend as much time as they can on the training pitch where the older experienced managers let the coaches take the training sessions.”
Perch is one who is used to not seeing the manager until two days before the game but finds it a nice change to be training in front of Hasselbaink.
He added: “I'm used to not seeing the managers until Thursday but it's nice to see the manager in all day, every day.
“If you asked someone like Clint Hill last year he might say he doesn't mind not seeing the manager until Thursday as that's the way he knows.”