Former Manchester United defender Jaap Stam eyeing England return

Jaap Stam has revealed he would love to one day return to England.

The 43-year-old Dutchman is currently coaching Ajax’s U21 side but admits he wants to manage in the Premier League where he won three titles with Manchester United between 1998 and 2001.

“First it would be for me to work as a manager in England, but eventually, if I develop and do well, hopefully I can get back in a role for United,” he told the Daily Mail.

“I finished my coaching badges last season. I want to manage in Holland or England.

“People have been talking about me stepping in if Frank de Boer was to leave Ajax, but while he has a contract, there’s nothing sure.

“They wanted me to stay at the club but they know my ambition, that I want to manage a first team.

“I could wait until the end of the season and make a decision based on whether he leaves but I’m not that type of person.

“I want to develop myself and go to a team in England, so I’ve told Ajax I’m finishing my contract and then we can wait until the next season.”

During his time at Old Trafford, the former Holland international also won the Champions League and FA Cup in the Red Devils’ treble-winning season of 1998/99.

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