Managers Come And Go!

Last updated : 06 November 2016 By Footy Mad - Editor

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QPR have sacked manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.

The 44-year-old Dutchman has left the club following a poor run of form which has left them in 17th place in the Championship. Saturday's 1-1 draw at Nottingham Forest was not enough to save his job.

Hasselbaink celebrated wildly following Idrissa Sylla's late equaliser at the City Ground, insisting afterwards his actions had nothing to do with speculation linking Tim Sherwood with his job.

But hours later Rangers announced in a statement on their website that they had "parted company" with the former Burton boss.

The statement added: "The club appreciates Jimmy's efforts during his time in charge and wishes him all the best for the future.

"Owing to the international break, the first-team squad will return to training on Wednesday. A further update regarding the club's managerial situation will be made in due course."

After QPR's draw at Forest Hasselbaink had denied his celebrations were an indication he thought a point might have saved his job, and also urged the club to give him more time.

"If they (the QPR hierarchy) are going to do something, that is the nature of the game," he said immediately after the match. "I was not celebrating because of that, I was celebrating because we had 10 men but we still got a point.

"Because of the manner we played, we deserved to get a goal. That is why I was celebrating. That was my emotion at the time, I was celebrating us getting goal. The rest, whatever happens, is just football.

"We have some young players we are trying to develop. We have foreign players we are trying to bed into the team. They will get better. All these things take time."

In the end, though, Hasselbaink was given less than a year.

He joined the club in December 2015 after a successful spell at Burton, whom he led to promotion to League One.

However, he could only muster 14 wins, drawing 18 and losing 15 during his time at Loftus Road.

Saturday's draw left QPR six points off the relegation places, but also only six points off a play-off place. They face Norwich after the international break.

Sky Bet make Sherwood their 2/5 market leader currently to take over at Loftus Road with Karl Robinson a 5/1 chance and Nigel Pearson 9/1.

Former England boss Sam Allardyce can be backed at 10/1 with Steve Evans 11/1 and it is 14/1 bar.

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Paul Lambert has been named as Wolves' new head coach.

Former Norwich, Blackburn and Aston Villa manager Lambert had been widely tipped to be named the new boss of the struggling Championship side.

"We are delighted to confirm the appointment of Paul Lambert as the club's new head coach," the club said on Twitter.

Wolves had earlier lost 3-2 at home to Derby, leaving them 19th in the table and just three points above the relegation zone, with Rob Edwards in charge of the side.

Now 47-year-old Lambert is tasked with taking the club back into the Premier League, according to the club's main director Jeff Shi.

"Ourselves and Paul share the same vision and the same mission, to achieve promotion from the Championship as soon as possible and then aim for a higher goal in the Premier League," said Shi.

"That mission never changes, and we are doing everything possible to realise it.

"We strongly believe Paul is the key and long-term leader of Wolves to achieve our goals together with the team."

Edwards will remain part of the backroom staff, with Stuart Taylor joining the club as first-team coach. Taylor worked with Lambert at Villa as a youth coach.

Former Italy goalkeeper Walter Zenga was sacked as Wolves head coach on October 25.

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