Jaap Stam took a challenge abroad as he became the new manager for Major League Soccer outfit, FC Cincinnati.
Former Man United defender agreed to join the side as he was approached by Gerard Nijkamp, who hired Stam as manager at PEC Zwolle back in 2018.
He joined Feyenoord in the summer of 2019, but left in October after suffering from 4-0 defeat to Ajax.
“We are very happy and pleased to have Jaap Stam become FC Cincinnati’s new head coach,” Nijkamp said.
“He has an extensive background in being part of some of the most successful clubs in the world as a player and has also proven that he can guide teams through transitionary periods as a head coach.
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“I strongly believe that Jaap can lead us through our next phase, to our new stadium, and help us achieve our goals in the future, making players better and bringing his knowledge and experience inside the club.
“I have full confidence that he will be successful at FC Cincinnati and will be a great fit to carry out our established playing philosophy and guide the club to achieve future successes.”
FC Cincinnati is a new team in MLS, having joined the team two years ago.
They finished bottom in Eastern Conference and ranked last place in overall standing, as well as knocked out in Round of 16 in US Open Cup.