Reading manager Jaap Stam has spoken about his future ahead of his side’s Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Semi Final against Fulham.

The former Netherlands international had been linked with taking charge of his national team, before Dick Advocaat took control.

However, Stam has been linked with a move to a Premier League club, and the Reading boss has not yet ruled that out.

When asked by Sky Sports whether he would move to a Premier League club if Reading failed to get promoted, he responded: “I don’t know. I don’t really want to think about it, it’s not there. So we will cross that bridge when we come to it.”

“I still have a contract for another season and there’s nothing going on. If it’s up to me for now I’m still over here, I’m enjoying my time here and we are working towards something.”

“It would be nice if we can do it straight away this season, but If it’s not going to happen then maybe next season depending on what the owners can do with the club.”

Jaap Stam was speaking ahead of his team’s Play-Off match ahead of Fulham.

Reading go into the tie as slight underdogs, despite finishing third in the Sky Bet Championship.

“We know it’s not going to be easy, Fulham are a quality team. They’ve been looking to end up in the top six for several seasons, they’ve been in the Premier League for years already, they have money to spend so it’s logical for them to have that ambition as well,” said Stam.

“There is no pressure on us to get there straight away, but if you have the chance, then you want to take it and that’s what we want to do.”


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