Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink found Queens Park Rangers’ ambition appealing

Queens Park Rangers manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink took charge of his first match against Burnley last weekend.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has told the Daily Mail that Queens Park Rangers’ ambition was what convinced him to move to Loftus Road.

The R’s have made no secret of their desire to get back to the Premier League, and they have kept hold of a number of their key players in order to do so.

QPR could have cashed in on the likes of Charlie Austin, Leroy Fer and Sandro in the summer transfer window, but they retained the trio.

And Hasselbaink said: "Where the club wants to go appealed to me, I think it is very important that managers chose the right club that fits with them. I don't think I would be able to work for every club and that is why you have such high turnovers in managers."

Hasselbaink took charge of his first QPR match at the weekend, and he led them to a 0-0 draw against Burnley.

The R’s put in a spirited display against the Clarets, but they could not find a breakthrough against Sean Dyche’s promotion-chasing side.

The draw leaves QPR in 13th place in the Championship table, but they are only four points away from the play-off positions and their recent form has been encouraging.

The R’s have now conceded just one goal in their last five matches, after making vast improvements defensively.

QPR’s next match comes against unbeaten Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday.

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