Former Manchester United defender Jaap Stam has revealed that he wants to begin his managerial career in England and could be Fulham’s next boss, according to The Mirror.

The 43-year-old is currently the reserve team manager at Dutch club Ajax but he believes he can make the step up to be a first-team coach, having recently completed his UEFA Licence.

The former Lazio man is believed to be comfortable with a move to a Championship club and it is being reported that the Cottages could be keen to secure his services.

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Stam told Dutch reporters: “As soon as I get the opportunity to work in England, I will go for it.”

Fulham have been knocked back by three different managers in the past few weeks and chief football officer Mike Rigg is under increasing pressure from fans to bring someone in soon to right the ship.

The club currently sit 17th in the Championship table and will take on Ipswich Town at home tomorrow evening.


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