JIMMY IS BACKED BY MAIN MAN LES
HIS side were humbled 6-0 by rampant Newcastle in the Championship on Tuesday night, but Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink still has the support of the powersto-be at QPR.
Former Burton Albion boss Hasselbaink admitted he was ‘hurt’ by the loss and that the display hadn’t been ‘acceptable’.
There will be calls for his head following the Loftus Road shocker, but R’s director of football Les Ferdinand has publicly backed the 44-year-old former Dutch striker, who was appointed manager last December and has had to adapt to the club’s tighter financial framework.
Ferdinand said: “Jimmy has been with us for less than a year and what we are trying to do is create some stability at the club.
“We have had some bad results, but we have had some good ones as well. This is a case of people jumping on the bandwagon.”
West Brom manager Tony Pulis sat next to Ferdinand at the match, but the former Newcastle striker rubbished rumours he was being lined up to replace Hasselbaink.
Hasselbaink admitted: “We were very poor, Newcastle were very good. They made us look a very poor side. We couldn’t get close to them.”
SUPPORT: Les Ferdinand