Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink axed as QPR manager after just 11 months in charge

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink lasted just 11 months in charge of Queens Park Rangers.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink lasted just 11 months in charge of Queens Park Rangers. - Credit: PA Wire/Press Association Images

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has been sacked as manager of QPR after less than a year in charge.

Hasselbaink, who was appointed in December 2015 and oversaw 47 matches, was dismissed shortly after 10-man QPR earned a late point at Nottingham Forest.

Speaking after the game to the Times, Hasselbaink denied that his wild celebration was in response to speculation over his future, with Tim Sherwood linked with his job.

“If they [the QPR board] are going to do something, that is the nature of the game,” he said. “I was not celebrating because of that, I was celebrating because we had 10 men but we still got a point.

“Because of the manner we played, we deserved to get a goal. That is why I was celebrating. That was my emotion at the time, I was celebrating us getting goal. The rest, whatever happens, is just football. We have some young players we are trying to develop. We have foreign players we are trying to bed into the team. They will get better. All these things take time.”

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Announcing his dismissal, QPR said: “The club appreciates Jimmy’s efforts during his time in charge and wishes him all the best for the future. Owing to the international break, the first-team squad will return to training on Wednesday. A further update regarding the club’s managerial situation will be made in due course.”

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