Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink got the QPR job in the first place because of the sterling job he did at Burton Albion.
Undoubtedly a success at the Pirelli, he ran out of gas on Saturday to become the fourth manager in less than two years vacating the Loftus Road hotseat.
Rangers are now looking for the next JFH, but what worked for him at lowly Burton became sand through the fingers in W12 - and here's why.
The side the Dutchman inherited at Burton was super fit.
Hasselbaink successfully reorganised things so Gary Rowett's counter attacking Burton became more defensively minded - much as his sides were at Rangers, but JFH had the League Two troops up to the task.
It seems a surprise, but the current crop in hoops are less fit than they should be, or lacking in something else that made them a yard slower in the 2-0 home defeat to Brentford last week - the game that really did for JFH.
Hasselbaink got luck with injures at Albion
Sure, all teams get knocks, and therefore it's not the best excuse if you're hoping to avoid a P45.
But at times this season, Rangers have lacked James Perch, Jake Bidwell, Grant Hall, Yeni N'Gbakoto, Joel Lynch, Sebastian Polter, Jordan Cousins, Steven Caulker and Ben Gladwin.
You can't really lose nine important players and expect to dodge a bullet.
In the year he spent with Burton, Hasselbaink barely suffered a serious or significant injury.
Burton, like QPR, are no great attacking threat, but....
...it makes a difference if you're winning 1-0, rather than drawing 1-1.
Only twice in Hasselbaink's time on his way to the League Two title with Burton as well as topping League One did his side score more than three in a game, and that was against doomed Tranmere and Colchester.
However, Rangers drew 18 under Hasselbaink's safety-first approach. Fans and management are less likely to complain when you win - no matter how you do it.
...or in JFH's case, a lack of it.
Only one Burton player Hasselbaink signed is still a regular in the outfit now managed by Nigel Clough.
Defender Tom Naylor was and is a worthy acquisition, but less than successful was just about everyone else Hasselbaink brought including foreign imports Stefan Maletic and Aurélien Joachim.
Hasselbaink's parting shot on Saturday after the moribund 1-1 draw with an equally lack-lustre Nottingham Forest was to partially blame his foreign legion for taking time to adapt to QPR.
Hasselbaink is not entirely to blame for the mixed bag of summer signings, but he certainly rubber stamped them.
With thanks to Ashley Wilkinson at the Burton Mail.