'I'm always at their service' – Jaap Stam offers himself to Man Utd and is open to joining Erik ten Hag's coaching staff | The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED legend Jaap Stam has offered himself up to join Erik ten Hag’s coaching staff.

The new Red Devils boss is enjoying life at Old Trafford after winning his last four successive league matches.

Ten Hag has surrounded himself with experienced figures on the bench, including Steve McClaren and Benni McCarthy.

And former centre-back Stam is now ready to join the team as a defensive coach.

The 67-time Holland international, 50, is currently without a side after being sacked as FC Cincinnati boss a year ago.

Stam has served plenty of time in the dugout with other sides including Reading and Feyenoord.


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And after being linked with United over the summer, Stam admits he is ready to join should Ten Hag feel the need to ask.

Stam told Tribal Football: “I never spoke to United – no one called me for any reason.

“But that’s how it is in football. When a new coach arrives, he invites his people who he knows and trusts and who can help him in certain ways.

“But like I said before, United is the club I love. I grew there as a person and as a player, they made me stronger, they made me who I am now.

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“I have made history with this club and if they need me, if I can help them in any way, I am always at their service.”

Stam played 127 times for United between 1998 and 2001, winning the Treble in 1999 as well as two more titles.

He also starred at PSV, Lazio, AC Milan and Ajax before retiring in 2007.

Stam has worked at United since then, joining as a scout in 2008 to cover South American players.

But he left a year later to become assistant boss at PEC Zwolle before his managerial career kicked off.

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