Manchester United fans might recognize the name being considered for the vacant coaching opportunity with Major League Soccer club FC Cincinnati….. Yip Jaap Stam is a big Dutchman.
Stam moving to United in 1998, before playing for several Dutch teams, where he won three Premier League titles and the 1998-99 Champions League. He finished his playing career with stints at Lazio, Milan, and Ajax. He played in the 1998 World Cup and 2000 and 2004 Euros with the Netherlands.
The Athletic was first to report Stam as a possible candidate for the MLS side. Stam does have managing experience, having coached most recently at Feyenoord, English side Reading and Dutch club PEC Zwolle, where he was hired by Gerard Nijkamp, who is now Cincinnati general manager.
Along with Stam, the LA Galaxy assistant coach and ex-Houston Dynamo manager Dominic Kinnear is also being considered for the job in Cincinnati.
FC Cincinnati is looking to replace Ron Jans, who resigned after being accused of using the ‘n-word’ in front of the team. Jans denied the allegation, saying he was quoting a rap song.