Queens Park Rangers have received a major boost in their search for a new manager, after Sky Sports reported that Burton Albion will allow Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink to speak to the Championship side, should they make an approach.
The former Leeds United and Chelsea striker has previously refused to rule himself out of the running to become the Hoops' next boss, and now the League One high-flyers have seemingly opened the door for the Dutchman to move on.
Hasselbaink has made a great start to life in the dugout, guiding Burton to promotion in his first season. And he has followed that up by taking the club to third place in League One. Much of the team's success has seemingly been built around an exceptional defence, which has only conceded 14 goals in their opening 18 games - the lowest in the division.
In contrast, Rangers' defence have been guilty of leaking too many goals this season, and thus, Tony Fernandes may well look at the Burton boss as the man spearhead their project.
Should QPR decide that the 43-year-old is the right man to take the club forward, and subsequently decide to act swiftly, then Hasselbaink could possibly be announced as the Loftus Road outfit's new manager in time for the visit of old club Leeds on Saturday.