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Corruption in English football: Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink into disrepute

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, the Dutch manager of Queens Park Rangers and former coach of Antwerp, has negotiated with undercoverjournalisten a bonus of 55,000 pounds (64.000 euro) to mediate transfers of players to his club. Hasselbaink denies.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink © REUTERS

That reveals the British newspaper The Daily Telegraph in the following chapter on corruption scandals in English football.

Earlier this week it was Sam Allardyce by the revelations of the newspaper into disrepute. That led to his dismissal as coach of England. The Daily Telegraph announced shortly later that more trainers were predisposed to cheating.

Chelsea legend Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink among the latest figures caught up in the Telegraph sting operations https://t.co/hGSIbvP529 pic.twitter.com/wsjAvMjBI7

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Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (44), former player of Chelsea and former international of Orange, declared, according to The Daily Telegraph, willing to go to Singapore to fly with an investment company in the Far East to negotiate the transfer of players. “Try me, but fortunately, give you a nice amount of money,” he says in the recordings of uncoverjournalisten that The Telegraph to the world.

“In general, no transfers’

Hasselbaink denied in a statement that he bribes would adopt. “I got an offer to give a talk in Singapore. According to me it is not uncommon to be paid for a speech. I have QPR not asked to buy players. I would never players to make himself better.”

The club shows in the same statement to know that the allegations are being taken seriously and that there is an in-depth investigation, but that there is still confidence in the Dutch coach.

Queens Park Rangers comes off in the English second division. Hasselbaink was in december 2015 appointed by the club. As a footballer he was active in England for Leeds, Chelsea, Middlesbrough, Charlton Athletic and Cardiff City. Between 1998 and 2004 he played 23 times for Orange, for which he nine times scored. He also played at the world cup in France in 1998, where Orange in the semi-finals reached.

In addition Hasselbaink unveiled by The Telegraph, also the name of Leeds owner Massimo Cellino , and Tommy Wright, assistant coach at Barnsley, with respect to impermissible financial transactions. Barnley has Wright, in the meantime, a provisional suspension is imposed.

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