The R’s announced Hasselbaink as their new manager last week, with the Dutchman taking over from Chris Ramsey at Loftus Road.
"The appointment is a no-lose situation for QPR as I think they're in the lowest position that they'll be in all season - the only way is up," he said. "I only see them improving. It's a wonderful opportunity for Hasselbaink."
QPR went into this season with hopes of promotion, but they have failed to live up to expectations thus far, and have been sitting in the mid-table spots for most of the campaign to date.
The R’s were painfully inconsistent under Ramsey, and they were performing well below their own high expectations.
Neil Warnock has helped to steady the ship during his time in interim charge, and Hasselbaink will now be looking to build on his predecessor’s work.
Hasselbaink’s first game in charge comes on Saturday against Burnley, before the R’s face Brighton & Hove Albion and then Bristol City.