Reading manager Jaap Stam has made no secret of the fact he could be sacked, following the club’s second successive loss at home to Middlesbrough this weekend.
Speaking to Sky Sports, the Dutchman has admitted he could well lose his job with the Royals if things do not improve, admitting the pressure was on him.
“If people might think to make other choices, that’s how it is. I like the club very much but if somebody else can make better results and do it better, then [the board] need to make that decision.” Stam said, immediately placing the spotlight on himself in terms of his job.
The former Man United defender made a stunning introduction to English football management last season when he guided the Royals to the playoff final in his first year in charge.
However, the club have failed to build on that form this year and find themselves in big trouble towards the foot of the table. and Stam will be no doubt feeling pressure from above, as his admission implies.
Reading lost out to Middlesbrough this afternoon despite starting the game well, as Garry Monk’s men ran out comfortable 2-0 winners.
It could be harsh, but Stam being sacked is not out of the question at all.
His success last year could well come back to bite him this time round, with expectancy levels higher and more pressure, the club could well look to wield the axe and send Stam packing before it’s too late in the season to turn things around.
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