QPR coach and ex-Dutch international Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is involved in the latest corruption allegations being reported by the Telegraph.

  • By Michael Bell
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hasselbaink qprThe English newspaper exposed Sam Allardyce earlier this week which led to him leaving his post as England manager, and they have now released another load of footage which involves a number of high profile names in the English game, including Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.

The current QPR boss has been filmed negotiating a £55,000 fee to work for an agency which wanted to sell players to his club. Hasselbaink reportedly flew to Singapore to hold one of two meetings with undercover reporters, posing as representatives for a Far Eastern Firm, to act as an ambassador for a sports company that offered to sell players to his club. Hasselbaink had the understanding that the firm wanted to become involved in the transfer of players and effectively would have been spending QPR’s money on players represented by the company that was paying him.

After the news broke QPR have released a statement which read, “THE club is aware of the allegations made against QPR manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink in The Telegraph.

“First and foremost, the club takes very seriously any alleged breach of the rules. With this in mind, the club can confirm that there will be a thorough internal investigation regarding this matter. However, we have every confidence in our manager and the robust systems and processes the club has in place.”

Hasselbaink also released a statement, “I have today, through my lawyers, responded in full to the accusations levelled against me by The Telegraph. I was approached by Mr McGarvey and Ms Newell of The Telegraph purporting to be players’ agents. They offered me a fee to make a speech in Singapore. I do not see anything unusual in being offered to be paid to make a speech. I did not make any promises in return. I did not ask QPR to purchase any of the players who were said to be managed by Mr McGarvey and Ms Newell and did not and would not recommend the purchase of a player for my personal gain. I deny any accusations of wrongdoing on my part.”

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