Reading sack Jaap Stam after winless run
Jaap Stam given his marching orders by the Championship club
Reading today begin their search for a new manager after the Championship club decided to sack Jaap Stam.
Stam did well during his first season at the club and the Royals were just penalty kicks away from getting promoted, although
“Majority shareholders, Mr Yongge Dai and Ms Xiu Li Dai, had wanted to give Jaap every opportunity to turn around what has been a difficult and challenging Championship campaign.
“Jaap has not wavered in the time, effort and sheer determination he has put in to try to steer the team away from the position we find ourselves in. However, after careful consideration, the decision has been made that a change is now necessary.
“We would like to thank Jaap for his hard work and commitment, in particular noting what he achieved in a memorable first season in club management, and we wish him the very best of luck in his future endeavours,” the statement added. “We will now focus on identifying and recruiting the right person to take Reading forward.”