“I’m Open” – Former Man United Player Ready To Return To The Club This Summer

General view of a corner flag before the match.

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Jaap Stam has offered his services to former club Manchester United.

The Premier League giants are in midst of a search for a new manager, with Erik ten Hag the preferred candidate.

Although the Ajax manager is yet to give his nod to succeed Ralf Rangnick at the end of the season, a number of Dutch figures with a past connection to United have been lined up to potentially assist Ten Hag.

Ruud van Nistelrooy was among the likely candidates for the role before he accepted to become PSV Eindhoven manager, starting from next season.

Robin van Persie and Jaap Stam have also been mentioned in recent weeks, with the latter now confirming his intention to return to United.

“In principle, I am open to any role at Manchester United,” Stam told Voetbal Primeur (via the M.E.N). “I have enjoyed working and living there, and I owe a lot to the club.

“If I can help Manchester United in any way, I’m open to it, provided it’s in a role that suits me.”

The 1999 treble winner’s last job in football was at MLS outfit FC Cincinnati, where he was sacked back in September. He also has an experience of coaching in England. His Reading side came up against Jose Mourinho’s United in the FA Cup in 2017, but failed to impress as they lost 4-0 at Old Trafford.