Agent of Jaap Stam rules out Leeds United job

Date published: Monday 12th June 2017 10:56

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The agent of Reading boss Jaap Stam appears to have ruled out a possible switch to become Leeds United manager.

Stam has been linked with the job at Elland Road recently following Garry Monk’s departure to join Middlesbrough.

The Dutchman did a good job in his first season at Reading, guiding them to the Championship Play-Off final where they lost on penalties to Huddersfield Town.

Stam’s agent Henk Timmer has essentially ruled out any possibility of a move to Leeds, insisting it would take Premier League interest to consider a departure.

“There’s a lot of interest in Jaap from English clubs and elsewhere in Europe,” Timmer told Dutch magazine Voetbal International.

“But he is loyal to Reading – the club who gave him his chance in English football. If a big club from the Premier League comes, it might be another story.

“The club’s leadership are realistic but as it stands, Jaap wants to finish his job at Reading.”

Stam has a contract at Reading until the summer of 2018, and addressed rumours about his future before last month’s final.

“I want to go to the top, I played at the top as a player and I want to as a manager,” the former Manchester United player said.

“But hopefully I can do that at Reading.”

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