According to the Mail Online, Ajax are lining up a move to take Jaap Stam back to the club, after the Dutchman impressed during his debut season in management with Reading in the Sky Bet Championship.
Stam left the Amsterdam Arena 12-months ago, where he was Ajax’s assistant, to take the main job at the Madejski Stadium, but the Dutch outfit are on the lookout for a new manager and are considering the Reading boss for a return.
Peter Bosz has recently left his role as Ajax’s manager, despite leading the club to last season’s Europa League final, to takeover at Borussia Dortmund, where he has replaced Thomas Tuchel.
Former Manchester United goalkeeper, and now Ajax CEO, Edwin van der Sar, is leading the search for a new manager, with his former Netherlands teammate, Stam, under consideration.
The 44-year old excelled in the Championship last season, guiding Reading to the play-off final, which they lost on penalties to Huddersfield Town.
Stam’s side played some of the most attractive football in the Championship, and won 26 of their 46 fixtures, which led them to a third-placed finish at the end of the regular season.
Despite having just one-year remaining on the contract he signed at the Madejski Stadium, Stam insisted he would remain with Reading next season after their play-off final defeat.
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