Liam Moore expressed his sadness over Reading’s sacking of Jaap Stam on Instagram.
The 25-year-old was one of Stam’s major signings in his first season in charge as he brought him in from Leicester City during the summer of 2016.
Moore played a key role in their Championship campaign last season, which saw them lose in the play-off final to Huddersfield on penalties.
Only Chris Gunter and Ali Al Habsi played more minutes than him last season as he played a total of 3845 in 43 games; he also played 38 games this season with the most minutes out of anyone in the squad.
He will have to move on quickly, though, because Reading have eight key games ahead of them as they aim to avoid relegation.
Here’s his update on Instagram:
Moore played a pivotal role under Stam, so it’s natural that he is sad to see him go. Irrespective of his connection with Stam, Moore has played consistently well so his position in the team is unlikely to be under threat regardless of who they bring in.
The sacking was due because the Royals had one win in their last 18 league games. They are currently in serious danger due to only being three points from the relegation spots and Stam wasn’t producing the results needed.
Reading’s board have to bring in the right person because a poor decision in this regard could easily see them relegated.