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Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink set to become next QPR manager

Burton Albion new manager, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

Hasselbaink now 1/8 to become next Queens Park Rangers boss after Burton give club permission to speak with manager

Burton Albion fans will have mixed emotions on Wednesday morning. The Brewers sit top of League One, although it appears as though the man who has steered them to the summit will shortly be on his way to west London.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s fantastic achievements at the Pirelli Stadium hasn’t been ignored by Queens Park Rangers who are searching for a new permanent manager after Chris Ramsey was recently given his marching orders.

Neil Warnock is in temporary charge at Loftus Road, although owner Tony Fernandes appears to have found his man in Hasselbaink who is now a 1/8 shot with Ladbrokes to take charge of the Hoops.

QPR could still earn promotion back to the Premier League this season, with the London side sitting mid-table in the Championship although they continue to have Charlie Austin on the books and the striker scored the winning goal against Leeds United last weekend.

Hasselbaink appears likely to take up the role at Loftus Road, although he will leave Burton with a heavy heart and wanted to talk about his team’s latest win when beating Millwall on Tuesday night rather than the talks he will now hold with QPR.

Asked about speculation that he may leave Burton after Tuesday’s 2-1 win over Millwall, which took them to the top of League One, Hasselbaink told BBC Radio Derby: “They can speculate, but I can’t stop people doing that or control that.

“The only thing I can do is make my players work as hard as possible and work with them.

“I make sure I give them everything I have got and they give everything they have got for this club. That is what we will keep on doing.”

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