Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink gives his take on Aston Villa and QPR

QPR manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

Former Queens Park Rangers boss says there is no quick fix at either club.

QPR manager Jimmy Floyd HasselbainkFormer QPR manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

Less than two years ago Aston Villa versus Queen Park Rangers was a Premier League fixture, now both are facing up to the harsh reality of life in the second tier.

Villa and QPR are stuck in the bottom half of the Championship table, in 16th and 19th place respectively.

Both clubs have changed managers this season, with QPR bringing in Ian Holloway to replace Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Villa appointing Steve Bruce in place of Roberto di Matteo.

Each Holloway and Bruce have managed in the Premier League for at least three clubs, and have failed to turn around the flagging form at their new sides.

Hasselbaink told SkySports that the club owners should now be patient.

Speaking to SkySportsNews HQ's Morning View at 11am  (15/2), he said: "It's (QPR) like Villa. It's bigger than people think.

"What has to happen now is you say it how it is and let the manager work.  It's going to take longer than people think. It's not a small fix. It needs time."

Hasselbaink is clearly not in favour of owners Tony Xia or Tony Fernandes hitting the panic button again and starting afresh, and but as results spiral, there has to be a temptation on their part.

Villa have not won a single game in 2017, losing four straight league matches including home games against Ipswich and Barnsley. Any faint hopes they had of reaching the play-offs are now over.

QPR have not won since a surprise win over Reading more than a month ago, and have lost three of their last five.

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