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Reading announce Jaap Stam departure

Reading announce Jaap Stam departure
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Reading announce that Jaap Stam has left his role as head coach with immediate effect.

Reading have announced that Jaap Stam has left his role as head coach with immediate effect.

Stam led the club to the Championship playoff final in his first season at the helm, but a difficult 2017-18 campaign has left the Royals in 20th position in the Championship table - just three points outside of the relegation zone.

A run of just one win in 19 league matches has seen Reading drop into a dangerous position, and Saturday's 3-2 defeat at Norwich City proved to be the final straw.

"Reading football club announce that Jaap Stam has left his position as manager of the club with immediate effect," read a statement on the club's official website.

"We would like to thank Jaap for his hard work and commitment to the club, in particular noting what he achieved in a memorable first season in club management, and we wish him the very best of luck in his future endeavours.

"We will now focus on identifying and recruiting the right person to take Reading football club forward. The club will make no additional comment at this time but will provide further updates as soon as possible."

Next up for Reading is a home game against Queens Park Rangers on Friday night.


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1Norwich CityNorwich21134438241443
2Leeds UnitedLeeds21126335181742
3West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom22116546311539
4Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd2211473526937
5Derby CountyDerby2111463124737
6Middlesbrough219932314936
7Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest21810332221034
8Aston Villa218854132932
9Birmingham CityBirmingham217953025530
10Stoke CityStoke217952725230
11Blackburn RoversBlackburn217952731-430
12Swansea CitySwansea218582523229
13Bristol City218582524129
14Queens Park RangersQPR218492531-628
15Preston North EndPreston216783235-325
16Wigan AthleticWigan2174102329-625
17Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds216692738-1124
18Brentford215793332122
19Hull City2156102130-921
20Rotherham UnitedRotherham214982132-1121
21Millwall2147102635-919
22Reading2146112634-818
23Bolton WanderersBolton2146111529-1418
24Ipswich TownIpswich2118121737-2011

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