Reading boss Jaap Stam has decided his future ahead of the Sky Bet Championship play-off final with Huddersfield Town at Wembley on Monday.

Reports in the Daily Mirror stated that the former Manchester United defender will stay at Reading regardless of Monday’s result.

The Royals travel to the National Stadium to fight with David Wagner’s Huddersfield Town for a £170m place in the Barclays Premier League.

The former Dutch international has worked superbly in his first season at the Madejski Stadium and many clubs will be looking at him.

Speaking as part of the build-up to Monday’s promotion final, Stam said: “It would be great if we could make it to the Premier League, if not we are still in the Championship and still have a good team and a nice club.

“The ambition is there and we will see at the end of the season what they want to do with me.

“Maybe the club wants to have someone else. That’s how it goes in football. But I’m happy with where we are at the moment.

The former AC Milan defender continued to mention about his ambitions as a manager after experiencing playing at the top-level as a player.

“I want to go to the top – I’ve played at the top – and as a manager I want to go to the top hopefully with Reading.

“Sometimes you need to move on but I’m enjoying my time here. It doesn’t mean I need to be somewhere else next season. I have a couple of years to go hopefully.


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