Jaap Stam to be the next Reading manager?

Date published: Friday 27th May 2016 11:39

Jaap Stam

Reading have sacked manager Brian McDermott has been sacked by the club, with Jaap Stam reportedly in talks to take over.

Reports in the Netherlands Stam met Reading’s new technical director Brian Tevreden to discuss taking the job while McDermott was still in the role. By Friday morning, Reading had confirmed that McDermott had lost his job.

It is the second time McDermott has left Reading, those spells broken up by a 12-month tenure at Leeds United.

Meanwhile, Stam says he quite fancies life in the Football League.

“I do not think you have to start as a trainer necessarily in the Netherlands,” said Stam.

“Why could you not start abroad? That may not immediately be in the Premier League, it could be in the Championship or League One.

“There are big clubs in between, where you can really start building something. I have already discussed this at home and the family wants it – if it comes to that.

“It’s not that I do not want to work in the Netherlands but going abroad is my preference.”

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