Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has done a great job at Manchester United, despite criticism from everywhere still calling for his sacking. But despite his job security looking good at the moment, a familiar face made it clear that he would be keen to compete for the United job in the future in unemployed legend Jaap Stam.
Stam, 49, played for United for three seasons at the turn of the millennium, making 127 appearances under Sir Alex Ferguson.
Signed from PSV in 1998 after an extremely impressive World Cup for a record amount for a defender, the Dutchman quickly became a fan favorite at Old Trafford.
Winning the Premier League every year of his spell with the Red Devils alongside the Champions League and FA Cup treble in 1998-1999, Stam is still talking about him in Manchester.
But despite his presence on the pitch, his managerial prowess still does not match his playing skills.
Starting at Reading in 2016, Stam was sacked after winning in 18 league games, before taking the reins at Dutch club PEC Zwolle.
“That was the situation during my playing career, and still is.”
The results since have likely dissuaded United’s board from making a move for him, especially as Solskjaer’s men sit in fourth place in the table and sit just one point off the top of the league.
However, Solskjaer is under pressure to win a trophy, which could have a huge impact on his position in the hot seat.
United will face Villarreal on Wednesday in their second Champions League group stage game as they seek revenge on Unai Emery’s men after their loss in the Europa League final last season.