Jaap Stam and Andries Ulderink: Dutch double act firing Reading’s play-off quest

Reading manager Jaap Stam

Their CVs may be worlds apart but in the Reading dugout Jaap Stam and Andries Ulderink are proving quite the double act. They are an intriguing combination – Ulderink began coaching at 24 and never played professional football – and when Stam won the Treble with Manchester United in 1999, his assistant was coaching in their native Holland at an amateur club close to the German border, SV DCS Zevenaar.