Stam quits Feyenoord after Ajax beating

October 29 – Jaap Stam has resigned as coach of Feyenoord after a disappointing seven-month spell in Rotterdam. 

It was the defeat at the hands of arch rivals Ajax from the capital that proved to one defeat too many and led to the decision by the former Manchester United defender to quit as boss of the Rotterdam-based club.

Feyenoord capitulated against Ajax 4-0, conceding all four goals within 40 minutes. The scoreline could have been much worse and the match exposed the team’s many frailties.

Under Stam, Feyenoord has won only three of its eleven league games this season. That record leaves Feyenoord 12th in the table.

Stam began his managerial career at Reading in June 2016 and took them to the Championship play-offs, but left in 2018 after one win in 18 league games.

Feyenoord are also competing in the Europa League, but are bottom of a group that includes Young Boys from Switzerland, Rangers from Scotland and Porto from Portugal. They defeated the Portuguese 2-0 at home to register their only win so far.

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