Stam takes charge at PEC Zwolle

Former Manchester United, Lazio and AC Milan defender Jaap Stam has been appointed as PEC Zwolle new manager.

Stam has signed an 18-month contract and is set to replace John van ‘t Schip at the Dutch club who are trying to avoid relegation from the Eredivisie.

A UEFA Champions League winner with Manchester United, Stam started his playing career at PEC Zwolle before moving to bigger clubs. The former Dutch international told the club’s website:

“PEC Zwolle is a club close to my heart and it feels good to be back.”