Jaap Stam is looking forward to start his job as head coach at PEC Zwolle. The 46-year-old former defender sees potential in the current selection of the club, but relies on reinforcements in the winter break.
“In the current team, I see possibilities,” says Tribe Friday on the site of PEC Zwolle. “I want the team to quickly get to a higher level, so in the end we are safe.”
Tribe signed a contract for a year and a half in Zwolle. He was appointed as the successor to the fired John van ‘t schip. Tribe begins on January 3 at his first job as a head coach in the Eredivisie.
The 67-times international, who was previously a player and assistant coach at Zwolle, hopes next month, however, a few new players to welcome.
“Ultimately, I always want to work at a club with ambition. Zwolle is certainly that. At the negotiations was an important question from me to the club: we can be in the winter, a number of reinforcements with that?”, Stam says. The club gave a positive answer.
‘Nice to work in the Netherlands’
When Zwolle contacted the agent of the Tribe with the question of whether he and head coach wanted to be, did the Kampenaar not have to think long. “It feels very familiar. I have of course already played and worked. Then I am the club continued to strongly follow. You will see the steps that they have made. That is just beautiful.”
It is for the Tribe, previously worked at Reading and Ajax, his first job as a head coach in the Eredivisie. “It is nice to work in the Netherlands. I know the league, the clubs and a lot of people are good.”
Tribe starts on 3 January at his job in Zwolle. He then goes with the team at training camp in Spain. “In the beginning of the training camp I will have the players even better need to know. Some I know, others not at all. I will engage in conversation with the team over the past period and the future. Eventually, I hope to quickly find a way of playing that result is going to give.”
The first match of Zwolle in the Eredivisie on Saturday 19 January. Number three Feyenoord will come to visit in the MAC3PARK Stadium.
Technical director PEC: ‘Expectation is that the Strain level of up can bring’
PEC Zwolle presents Jaap Stam as the successor to Van ‘t schip
View mode, and the program in the Eredivisie