JIMMY Floyd Hasselbaink has been appointed as the new manager of Queens Park Rangers.
His Burton Albion assistant David Oldfield will be joining him at the Championship club.
Brewers chairman Ben Robinson said: “It has been an amazing 12 months for Burton Albion but we always knew that Jimmy was ambitious and that this was a stepping stone on his managerial career.
“We are obviously disappointed to lose him at what is a very exciting time for the players and supporters at Burton Albion, having gone back to the top of League One on Tuesday, but we thank Jimmy and David for the brilliant job they have done over the last year.
“Jimmy’s man management skills and talent as a manager has resulted in a very successful 12 months for Burton Albion and he has remained focussed on the job throughout the recent speculation.
“We know that he will go on to have a long and successful career in football management.”
Hasselbaink joined the Brewers in November 2014 and enjoyed a highly successful tenure at the Pirelli Stadium, during which Burton Albion have been promoted from League Two as champions and rose to the top of League One with a 2-1 victory over Millwall on Tuesday.
The Brewers don’t have another League One fixture until December 12 when they travel to Gillingham.