No QPR judgement on Hasselbaink until next season, says Merson

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His side drew with Bolton Wanderers on Saturday afternoon.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink will not be judged as Queens Park Rangers manager until next season, Paul Merson has told Sky Sports.

The former Chelsea striker took over at the club back in December following the sacking of Chris Ramsey.

Things have hardly been inspiring for him so far though, with his side currently 12th in the table and 13 points away from the top six following Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Bolton Wanderers.

Merson though, says that Hasselbaink will not be judged until next season, predicting him to bring in his own players in the summer transfer window.

“There’s a lot to do,” he told Sky Sports.

“Next season, Jimmy next season will probably get his own players in and then he will be judged.”

“When you go into a club halfway through, you’re getting the job because the players aren’t very good anyway. I think he’ll be judged next season.”

It will be interesting to see how long Hasselbaink is given next season if things continue how they have so far.

Rangers obviously have ambitions to be a Premier League club once again and would have fancied their chances of at least making a push for promotion this season.

Instead they actually find themselves closer to the relegation zone than the top six, and should it be a similar situation next season, it is hard to see the Dutchman keeping his job for long.

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