The legendary Manchester United and Holland centre half Jaap Stam has resigned as manager of Feyenoord after only seven months at the club and only 11 games in charge. 

The club announced in March that Stam would succeed ex-Glasgow Rangers and Barcelona midfielder Giovanni van Bronckhorst for the 2019-20 season.

The 47-year-old Stam leaves Feyenoord having won just three matches this term.

He admitted it was “certainly not an easy decision”, but felt it was for the good of the club.

It is difficult to know if Glasgow Rangers have been given a Europa League boost by Stam moving on, or will they bring in somebody much more experienced to manage them. 

On Sunday, Feyenoord travelled away to their main rivals Ajax, where they were torn apart in this very one-sided game in Amsterdam.

They were already 4-0 down by half-time in this nightmare scenario and the result left the Feyenoord fans raging. The 4-0 loss loss plunged them down to 12th place in the Eredivisie league.

The Dutch team are currently sitting in bottom place of the Europa League group with only one win in three matches, having lost the last match 2-0 against Young Boys. 

Rangers defeated Feyenoord 1-0 in the first game between the sides at Ibrox Park, with a decent display to win all three points.

The next game against Feyenoord won’t be until November 28, where the match will decide the final outcome of the group.

Four weeks should be enough time for Feyenoord to get a new head coach in this fine club with a great reputation. Will they go for another big name ex-player, or will they look for an experienced coach?

One way or the other, Rangers will be keeping a close eye on the Dutch outfit between now and their next match-up.


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