Jaap Stam reveals that he has had conversations with FC Cincinnati about becoming MLS’s new head coach
“It looks good”: Jaap Stam reveals conversations with FC Cincinnati about becoming MLS’s new head coach, but former Manchester United defender admits discussions have ended due to coronavirus pandemic
- Jaap Stam has no job since he left Eredivisie side Feyenoord last year
- FC Cincinnati has been without a head coach since February
- The club saw Ron Jans stepping down after making inappropriate comments to players
- And Stam has admitted that he is open to moving to Ohio and is enthusiastic about a project
- Cincinnati is among the latest MLS franchises, but ended bottom last season
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Jaap Stam has revealed that he is in talks with MLS side FC Cincinnati to become their new head coach.
However, the former Manchester United defender has admitted that a final decision from both parties has been put on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Stam has been unemployed since he stepped down as head of Eredivisie side Feyenoord in October after having been in charge for less than five months.
Jaap Stam has revealed that he is in talks with MLS side FC Cincinnati to become their coach
Stam has been unemployed since he stepped down as boss of Eredivisie side Feyenoord in October
Cincinnati has been without a head coach since February, when Ron Jans resigned after an MLS investigation revealed that he had made ‘extremely inappropriate comments’ for his players.
Stam was one of the allegedly leading candidates to replace Jans, and the 47-year-old Dutchman has now confirmed his interest in moving to Ohio.
“It is possible, there is interest and I have had conversations,” Stam Goal said.
But because of the situation with the coronavirus and everything that happens in the United States, it is on hold. We just have to wait to see what’s going to happen.
Cincinnati has been without a head coach since Ron Jans resigned after an MLS investigation
“But it is a very interesting competition and a very interesting club. So it looks good, but I can’t tell if it’s going to happen or not. ‘
FC Cincinnati are among the newer MLS franchises, but ended bottom in their first season and this time failed to score in their first two games.
However, the club will soon be moving to a new stadium with a capacity of 26,000 people, construction of which will be completed in 2021, and Stam claims it is that level of ambition that makes the project so attractive.
Stam is one of the reported lead candidates to replace Jans on the MLS franchise
“You can see that the competition is becoming more attractive for many people. There are good players there and a lot of people want to work there because they are trying to create something good, ”Stam continued.
‘I like that too. I like to build something. I like working with a team that wants to grow and become stronger. That’s how I was as a player and also as a coach.
“I love the challenge of building something and trying to take a team to a certain level when the opportunity is there.”