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QPR have targeted Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink to be their new manager and will hold talks with him next week, Football Insider sources understand.
The Burton Albion boss is keen to take over at Loftus Road, where Neil Warnock is currently in interim charge after Chris Ramsey was sacked last month.
A QPR source has told Football Insider that Burton are aware of QPR’s interest and will not stand in the way of Hasselbaink moving to the Championship club.
Burton won the League Two title under Hasselbaink last season and are currently third in the League One table.
Hasselbaink, the former Chelsea striker whose playing career also included spells at Leeds, Middlesbrough and Charlton, took over from Gary Rowett, who left to join Birmingham City.
Rowett had been in pole position to land the vacant managerial job at Fulham but, as revealed by Football Insider, talks collapsed on Friday.
Rangers have spoken to several out-of-work managers, including Chris Powell, who was recently sacked by Huddersfield, and remain in contact with other potential candidates.
However, Hasselbaink has emerged as their preferred choice, although they could make a move for Rowett after he failed to agree terms with Fulham.