Jaap Stam is leaving Ajax to pursue his dream of returning to Manchester United as manager.
The former United centre-half has been coaching the Ajax U21 side but is ready to take on the responsibility of a full-time manager’s role.
“I finished my coaching badges last season. I want to manage in Holland or England,” Stam told the Daily Mail. “First it would be for me to work as a manager in England, but eventually, if I develop and do well, hopefully I can get back in a role for United.
“People have been talking about me stepping in if Frank de Boer was to leave Ajax, but while he has a contract, there’s nothing sure. I want to develop myself and go to a team in England, so I’ve told Ajax I’m finishing my contract.”