Former Manchester United star Stam in Reading frame

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HITC Sport understands former Manchester United star keen on Reading job.

Jaap StamJaap Stam

Former Manchester United defender Jaap Stam is in the frame for the vacant manager's job at Reading, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Reading are searching for a new manager after Brian McDermott was axed on Friday following a second spell in charge of the Berkshire club.

McDermott, who led Reading to promotion to the Premier League in 2012, returned to the club for a second time in December, but he could turnaround the club's fortunes as they finished in 17th spot in the Championship.

Reading lost six of their final seven Championship games this season with McDermott winning just nine of his 30 games in charge.

Reading manager Brian McDermottReading manager Brian McDermott

A number of names are set to be linked with the vacancy at the Madejski Stadium, but Stam is understood to be among the leading contenders.

Stam is keen to take up his first senior managerial role after leaving Ajax’s academy set-up at the end of the season.

The 43-year-old is keen to begin his managerial career in England and is hoping to hold talks with Reading over the vacany at the Madejski Stadium.

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