AMSTERDAM – 28-10-2019
Jaap Stam has has quit his job as Feyenoord’s Head Coach, Dutch news outlet NOS reports on Monday. His leave follows after an embarrassing defeat to their arch rivals Ajax in de Klassieker (the Classic) yesterday.
The 47-year-old former Manchester United defender Stam kept the job for nearly five months.
After a poor run in the Eredivisie Feyenoord find themselves standing in 12th place.
After losing yesterday Stam already acknowledged the difficulty of his position: “You know how the trend is and how it is created. And as a trainer I am ultimately responsible for the results.”
Ajax colleague Erik ten Hag described the match yesterday as “fantastic”. The Ajax public already teased the former defensive powerhouse Stam by singing “Jaapie, stay another year” during the match in the Johan Cruyff Arena yesterday.