Stam steps down as coach of Feyenoord

Stam steps down as coach of Feyenoord

Agency News

The Hague, Oct 29 : Jaap Stam has resigned as coach of Feyenoord after only four months at the helm of the Dutch soccer club.

Stam stepped down on Monday following a series of bad results including Sunday's 4-0 loss to Ajax which made the club drop to the 12th place in the Eredivisie with only 14 points after 11 matches. "It is better for the club, for the players and for me if I step down," Stam declared in a press release by Feyenoord.

The 47-year-old Stam succeeded Giovanni van Bronckhorst last summer. The former Dutch international and former player of Zwolle, Willem II, PSV, Manchester United, Lazio Roma, AC Milan and Ajax agreed on a two-year contract at Feyenoord. He previously coached PEC Zwolle, the reserves team of Ajax and English side Reading.