Queens Park Rangers manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has revealed to the Burton Mail how difficult a decision it was to leave Burton Albion.
Hasselbaink explained to the news outlet how it was such a tough decision to make, but insists he has no regrets on making the move to London to the R’s.
He told the Burton Mail: ‘It was a very difficult decision for me to make, because I really believed in the squad and in the boys.’
He helped the R’s to 12th place in last season’s Sky Bet Championship, and will come up against his former employers in the second tier next season after their sensational promotion from League One.
Hasselbaink, despite the decision, is convinced he made the right move, and is under no illusions over what it means to be in charge of a club like QPR, saying: ‘I thought at the time it was the right decision, and would I do it again? Yes, I would.’
Burton ended up winning promotion, as manager Nigel Clough returned to the club where he spent ten years previous, to guide the Brewers to the Championship for the first time in their history.
It means now that Rangers will take on Burton, meaning a clash between Hasselbaink and much of his old squad members, who have remained under Clough.
Burton fans… what do you make of the news? How do you fancy your chances next season? QPR fans, can you get back to the Premier League? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!