Jaap Stam, now aged 43, has announced that he wants to come back to England, to manage a football club.
The former Manchester United centre back has been coaching Ajax’s reserve team for over a year now, but wants to take the step up, and manage an English team.
The Dutch defender played 125 games as a Red Devil, scoring one goal, but was sold to Lazio after just 3 seasons at Old Trafford.
In an exclusive interview with MUTV, Sir Alex Ferguson famously stated that selling Jaap Stam was one of the biggest mistakes of his illustrious career.
Speaking to MUTV, Ferguson said:
“When I think of disappointments, obviously Jaap Stam was always a disappointment to me, I made a bad decision there.”
The 1999 Champions League winner, Jaap Stam, has had this to say about his managerial prospects:
“As soon as I get the opportunity to work in England, I will go for it,” Stam told reporters.”
“There has been some interest already, but that’s all I can say. Of course, I still have to prove myself at the top level.”
“Now I am ready to get a job with a club on my own.”
Jaap Stam joined Manchester United in 1998, for roughly £12 million from PSV Eindhoven.