“I hope to work for an absolute top club” – Former Man United defender dreams of Red Devils job

Jaap Stam Manchester United

Jaap Stam

Former Manchester United defender Jaap Stam has revealed that working as a manager for his former club will be a dream. (Mirror)

The Dutch defender won three Premier League titles and a Champions League during his playing days at the club.

He spent three seasons under Sir Alex Ferguson before moving to Lazio in the Serie A. The 46-year-old did take up a managerial position with Reading and then left in March.

The centre-back was speaking to Voetbal Primeur (h/t Mirror) and quoted as saying:

“I hope to work sometime for an absolute top club. It should be no surprise that Manchester United are a dream club for me.

“That was the situation during my playing career, and it is still the case.”

Stam struggled during his second season with the Royals but that hasn’t deterred him from taking up management. The 46-year-old was further quoted as saying:

“At the moment my main criterion is to find a club with ambition. It could be in England, Holland or any country.”

Jose Mourinho Manchester United

The United job might be a bit too big for him but the Dutchman knows the club inside out. Stam played under one of the best managers ever and he could do a decent job as part of the coaching team.

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Should the former centre-back gain experience at another top club and succeed, he could be a future manager at Manchester United.