Manchester United approach Jaap Stam for backroom staff role

Manchester United legend Jaap Stam has reportedly been approached for a technical role behind the scenes at Old Trafford.

According to a report from Tutto Mercato Web, Manchester United have contacted their former defensive star Jaap Stam in a bid to bring him back to the club. They want the former Netherlands international to work behind the scenes at the club.

Things haven’t really gone to plan for the Red Devils in the 2023/24 season. While Erik ten Hag’s debut season gave fans some hope, the ongoing campaign has done them no favours. They were under par throughout.

Manchester United have the chance to end the season on a high with a win over Manchester City in the FA Cup final. That match could end up deciding ten Hag’s future at the club. He’s been under the pump for a while and could be open to a potential departure.

While there is no certainty as to who will be Manchester United’s manager next season, the club are busy making moves under their new co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe. They have already made several appointments in key positions at the club and are now looking to bring Jaap Stam back to the club.

Manchester United want to bring Stam back

Aged 51, he was part of Manchester United for three seasons (1998-2001). In these three years, United won the Premier League title three times in a row and even lifted the UEFA Champions League along with several other trophies. The centre-back has been key to their success in that time and the new part-owners want him back at Old Trafford as they look to revive the club.

Stam has been working as a coach since 2009, but currently does not have a club. While Manchester United want him back at the club, they are not looking to offer him a coaching role. The Red Devils want to be a link between the club and the technical staff who will take over before next season.

Contact has been initiated between Manchester United and Stam to assess a possible return to Old Trafford. They seem determined to make him a big part of the club’s rebuild and it will be interesting to see if he ends up taking the role.

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