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


The backgrounds of the former Manchester United treble winner and his assistant are worlds apart but they form a formidable partnership and take on Fulham in the play-offs with the Premier League in their sights

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.

It was Marc Overmars, the former Arsenal winger now technical director at Ajax, who first created the coaching hybrid, asking the pair three years ago to oversee Jong Ajax, the club’s under-21 side, who play professionally in the Dutch second division. Ulderink, technically, was the manager although only because Stam had not completed his Uefa pro licence.

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