QPR issue statement regarding investigation into manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

Hasselbaink denies any wrongdoing

BY Raf Diallo 16:18 Thursday 29 September 2016, 16:18 29 Sep 2016

Queens Park Rangers manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink during the Sky Bet Championship match at the John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield. Picture by: Richard Sellers / PA Wire/Press Association Images

Queens Park Rangers have confirmed that they are continuing to investigate allegations made about their first-team manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.

The Daily Telegraph secretly filmed the former Chelsea and Netherlands striker negotiating a £55,000 deal to speak to a ficticious Far East firm - which pretended to be interested in player transfers.

Hasselbaink denies any wrongdoing.

In the updated club statement issued on their website, QPR says, "That an internal investigation is ongoing following allegations made against QPR manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink in a national newspaper on Wednesday 28th September.

"First and foremost, the club reiterates that we take these allegations very seriously.

"As part of the investigation, CEO Lee Hoos and Director of Football Les Ferdinand both met with Hasselbaink this morning to interview him regarding his version of events.

"Thereafter, a meeting took place at our Harlington training ground, whereby all players and staff were addressed by Hoos to explain the club's stance.

"As part of the ongoing investigation, the club will need to view an unedited version of the video footage and full transcript of the discussions that took place.

"We appreciate the QPR fans want this issue dealt with as quickly as possible, and that is the club’s intention.

"In the meantime, Hasselbaink and his staff are continuing to prepare the team for our Championship fixture against Fulham this weekend."


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