The pair worked together at Royal Antwerp.
He is likely to consider some of his former players from his time at Burton Albion but what about Royal Antwerp.
Hasselbaink was manager at Antwerp for one season in 2013-14 before stepping down at the end of the season.
One of his marquee signings at the club was that of English midfielder John Bostock. The former England Under-19 international got his career back on track in Antwerp before leaving for rivals OH Leuven in 2014. He has since helped his new side to promotion to Belgium's top tier and is rebuilding his once damaged reputation.
Bostock made his debut for Crystal Palace aged 15 and from there he became the world's most wanted youngster.
Barcelona, Real Madrid, Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea were all linked with the player.
In the end it was Tottenham Hotspur who managed to tie him down in what was a controversial transfer deal back in 2008 but he never made the grade at the club.
Nowadays however he is back in form and perhaps Jimmy Floyd could be the man to persuade him back to the UK with a move to QPR.
This campaign Bostock has played 15 times for the club and scored three goals and is certainly back to a stage where he can play in the UK again.
QPR would be snapping up a man with immense talent if they could pry him away from his new home.
But given the fact he and Hasselbaink have history, perhaps it is a deal that could happen.