Former Manchester United defender Jaap Stam is the favourite to replace Brian McDermott as the manager of Reading.
McDermott was sacked this morning after just five months back at the Championship club.
In a statement this morning Reading said the club would now undertake a rigorous recruitment process over the next few weeks to identify the right man to lead this club forward and into the 2016-17 season. However, we believe Stam is in London this morning and is holding talks with Reading’s owners.
Stam is now a free agent, having recently coached with Ajax’s youth and reserve sides. He has just received his UEFA Pro Licence and recently spent time at Southampton as part of his studies, working alongside Ronald Koeman and the club’s technical director, Les Reed.