Manchester United fan Jaap Stam has expressed an interest in returning to the club as a coach under the club’s next permanent manager. During the international break, United has expedited their hunt for a new first-team manager, with Erik ten Hag and Mauricio Pochettino still the two front-runners.
After interviewing Ajax coach Ten Hag last week, the club is not expecting anything ‘imminent’ regarding their managerial predicament. Ten Hag is United’s favored contender to become their next permanent manager, according to the Manchester Evening News, edging out Pochettino.
Ajax has refused to comment on Ten Hag’s future, as his contract expires in 2023. Pochettino is anticipated to depart PSG at the end of the current season.
Although there is still much work to be done before United can choose their new manager, former defender Stam has expressed interest in returning to the club in the future. If he takes the post, he’s been connected to a possible role under Tan Hag.
“If they asked me (to take on a coaching/management role), I would do it immediately,” Stam told bettingexpert.
“As you know, United is also a big part of my life. I’ve had wonderful seasons there, winning awards, and it’s been quite beneficial to me. In any case, if I could assist them in any way, I’d be tempted to do so.”
“I know they’re not going to call me, but I’m also in a different job, and I believe that goes for any player who has ever played for United.” Everyone, I believe, is willing to assist the club and, hopefully, get them to the pinnacle of their sport.
“As I previously stated, you never know, that might be intriguing.” It’s all about the owners, technical directors, and coaches who step in to see who they want as assistant coaches. That’s the way it works.”
Before being fired last year, Stam was the manager of FC Cincinnati. Jong Ajax, Reading, PEC Zwolle, and Feyenoord are among the clubs he has managed.