Jaap Stam appears to have broken the unwritten rule for manager’s by commenting on how he’s delighted to be linked with the job at West Ham United, which despite being an obvious step up is still quite a shocking thing to say when you consider Slaven Bilic is fighting for his future at the London Stadium and Stam has a job to do trying to get his side promoted from the Championship.
Speaking of the West Ham link Stam said:
“It is nice to be recognised.
“I do not know if it is true – everyone wants recognition.”
It’s not clear how likely Stam is to take over from Bilic but the rumours are certainly gathering momentum as West Ham’s season falters and the club’s owners have even been the subject of criticism on social media, something which may encourage them to act sooner rather than later.
Here’s how West Ham fans responded on Twitter to the recent comments by former Manchester United defender, Stam on his proposed move to take over the Hammers:
@WHUFC_News. We got to the FA cup final under the last manager we had from Reading
— Nigel Adams (@NigelAdams15) March 29, 2017
@WHUFC_News he looks like lord voldermolt
— Mel⚒ (@Melh76) March 29, 2017
@westhamfantv No way if Bilic goes there are plenty better managers than Stam
— matthew (@grimmer1895) March 29, 2017
— WestHamFNH (@WestHamFNH) March 29, 2017
While not all Reading fans are angry with Stam
Stam is off to West Ham, I wouldn’t blame him either
— . (@DannyWillixms) March 29, 2017
@SkyFootball Jaap Please stay at Reading
— Joel Cripps (@Jcripps15) March 29, 2017