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Reading close in on two-year deal for Dutch legend in shock managerial appointment

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Jaap Stam is closing in on a deal to takeover as Reading manager within the coming days, according to the Daily Mail

The Royals recently axed Brian McDermott after a poor end to the season following his return to Berkshire late in 2015.

He could muster only a 17th placed finish in the Championship amid mounting fan frustration and the club’s owners axed him as they gear up for next term.

Now, the former Manchester United defender is undoubtedly one of the elite names in European football history, though he boasts little experience as a fully fledged manager.

Since hanging up his boots, the 43-year old has worked as an assistant with Jong Ajax, the Dutch giants’ reserve side.

It is claimed he has agreed a two-year deal at the Madejski Stadium, with the option of a third should the agreement work out as hoped.

With former Ajax technical director Brian Tevreden also at the club, it appears the owners are taking a more continental approach to running the team after previous regimes failed to convince.

Will Stam work out? How much of a risk is it for the Royals? 


ScoopDragon Football News Network

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