Date: 19th May 2018 at 1:17pm
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Leeds United have previously shown interest in making Jaap Stam their next manager, according to De Telegraaf.

The Dutch newspaper claims on their website that the Whites have considered the 45-year-old ex-Reading manager, however it does not state whether that interest was in the wake of Thomas Christiansen being sacked in February or as a replacement for current boss Paul Heckingbottom.

It is understood that Swansea are interested in the Manchester United legend, who left his only job in management at Reading in March.

Good move for Leeds?

Stam had very little success at Reading and by the time he left the Madejski, there were worries about the club’s fight for survival in the Championship.

Heckingbottom may not be the most popular of managers among the Whites support, but he is certainly a better manager than Stam, who appears to be one of those who can get managerial jobs just because of his reputation as a player.

It’s definitely worth Leeds avoiding the Dutchman, if they get rid of Heckingbottom.

This is Futbol rating: 2/10

Likely to happen?

Andrea Radrizzani does not seem like he is going to sack Heckingbottom as if he was going to, he probably already would have done it to ensure that there is a manager in place for the summer transfer window.

The Italian businessman does not want to carry the reputation of being an axe-man so it’s fair to assume that he will want to keep hold of the ex-Barnsley manager for as long as possible.

Swansea’s interest in Stam is more likely to lead them to hiring the ex-Reading boss, so he definitely won’t be heading to Elland Road.

This is Futbol rating: 1/10