MLS brings another exciting news for football lovers around the world. The highlight this time comes from FC Cincinnati, who announced the signing of Jaap Stam. Stam is a former Man United and AC Milan defender and a legendary Dutch player who has been on world-renowned teams.
For the Red Devils, he won three Premier League titles in his three seasons with the club. In addition, he won the triplet in the 1998-99 season (Premier League, FA Cup, and UEFA Champions League).
Playing for Milan, he won an Italian Supercup and went to the final of the UEFA Champions League in the incredible Miracle of Stambul Final, won by Liverpool.
In the Holland National team, he played 67 games. He also participated in three European Cups (1996, 2000, 2004) and also one Wolrd Cup in 1998. In the last three competitions, his team reached the semifinals.
After ending his career in Ajax, Stam returned to Manchester United, where he became the club’s scout in South America. He started his coaching career in 2009 when he returned to PEC Zwolle as an assistant coach. However, after four seasons, Stam returned to Ajax in 2013 as an assistant for the 2013-14 Eredivisie championship season.
He arrives at the American club after working in England, where he managed Reading from 2016 until 2018, and the Netherlands, where he managed PEC Zwolle and Feyenoord, respectively.
According to FC Cincinnati’s staff, the new commander has what the team needs to evolve in MLS.
The Dutchman will command the first training as soon as he arrives in the United States, armed with his P1 visa, especially given to athletes and artists.
Along with the new coach, assistant Said Bakkati will also arrive. In fact, the assistant is already an old acquaintance of Stam being in a club like Jong Ajax, Reading, PEC Zwolle, and Feyenoord.