Clint Hill gives his initial impression on new Queens Park Rangers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

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Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was announced as the manager of Queens Park Rangers last week.

Clint Hill has told Queens Park Rangers' official website that Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has impressed him already at Loftus Road.

Hasselbaink was announced as QPR’s manager last week, and he has only had a few training sessions to work with his new squad so far.

However, the Dutch boss has already made changes, and Hill has been enthused by what he has seen so far.

"He's changed our day off from a Wednesday to a Thursday – and there’s a clear strategy as to why he’s done that,” Hill revealed.

"He wants to use Monday as a lighter, warm-down session; Tuesday and Wednesday as our high intensity days; rest on a Thursday; and then tail down on a Friday to plan for the Saturday and be raring to go come kick-off.

“He’s very methodical and it’s clearly worked for him so far during his managerial career.”

Hasselbaink does not have too much managerial experience in England, but his time in charge of Burton Albion was very impressive.

Hasselbaink managed to get Burton promoted from League Two last season, and he has left them sitting at the top of League One.

The players he has inherited at QPR are of a far higher profile, but Hill says that Hasselbaink hasn’t been afraid to assert his authority already.

"He's pulled some lads already and made it clear that he expects them to work harder and that can only be good for the football club," the defender added. 

"He wants us to press and be a very fit team – and that comes from hard work on the training ground first and foremost.”

Hasselbaink takes over with QPR sitting in 12th place in the Championship table – five points away from the play off spaces.

The former Chelsea striker's first match in charge will come this weekend, at home to Burnley.

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