former manchester united defender jaap stam set to coach feyenoord

15:00    08 Mar 2019

Jaap Stam
Dutch Eredivisie giants Feyenoord have announced that Jaap Stam will begin work as the club's new head coach on 1 June 2019.

The 46-year-old succeeds Giovanni van Bronckhorst, who announced at the end of January that he would leave the club at the end of the current season.

The 15-time Eredivisie champions revealed that Stam has signed a two-year contract.

Stam, who turned out for English giants Manchester United during his playing days, has been working as head coach at Eredivisie side PEC Zwolle since the start of this calendar year.

After making their approach, Feyenoord reached an agreement with both the Zwolle club and the former Dutch international.

"I really feel at home at PEC Zwolle, but it’s true for every ambitious coach that if you get the chance to work at a club like Feyenoord you will think it over very seriously," Stam said.

The former defender also said he was "really looking forward to getting down to work in Rotterdam. Obviously, I would say."

"But over the next few months, I will do everything I can to bring the season to a good and successful end at PEC Zwolle with the players and the staff.

"That’s truly where my focus will be over the coming time."

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