Reading searching for a new manager after sacking Jaap Stam
Reading sack Stam as they bid to try and avoid relegation from the Championship this term
March 21st, 2018
The only surprise was that it didn’t happen sooner. Jaap Stam nearly took Reading into the Premier League last season, although the Dutchman has struggled to get a tune out of the same players this time around.
Sitting twentieth in the Championship, the board have acted by sacking Stam and will now look to recruit a successor who can keep Reading in the division and then mount a top six assault next term.
“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.”