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Hasselbaink receives backing from QPR board

Queens Park Rangers manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has been given the full support of the board after an internal investigation over allegations made against the Dutchman.

Hasselbaink was caught up in the Telegraph’s investigate series of corruption in English football and was said to have negotiated with undercover journalists posing as businessmen looking to sell players to QPR. After an internal investigation, Hasselbaink has the backing of the board and isn’t suspected of any wrongdoing.

“Throughout the comprehensive investigation, the club contacted and communicated with all the major parties involved, including The Telegraph, who failed to provide the club with the information previously requested,” QPR said in a statement.

“Despite a number of requests from both the club and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s legal team for the information relating to the inferences made on September 28th, including video footage and a full transcript of the discussions that took place, nothing has been forthcoming.

“As a result, and in the absence of any further evidence, the Board fully back QPR manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and his explanations relating to these inferences.

“Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink openly admitted he was naive and, as such, has been reminded of his roles and responsibilities as manager of Queens Park Rangers Football Club.

“He remains fully focused on his job as QPR manager, and he does so with the Board’s unanimous support.”

QPR sits in 13th place in the Championship table. Hasselbaink and his team will go up against Reading on Saturday at Loftus Road.

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