Dutch legend Jaap Stam is set to be unveiled as the head coach of Major League Soccer side FC Cincinnati, American media reports.
The 47-year-old is set to take over as FCC's manager from Ron Jans who resigned amid an investigation into alleged racist behaviour. Yoann Demet has been the acting as the club's interim head coach since February 17.
American publication Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the former Dutch international will be unveiled at the American club in early Friday.
FC Cincinnati’s general manager Gerard Nijkamp worked with Stam at PEC Zwolle in the Netherlands during the 2018-19 season.
The former Man United, Lazio and AC Milan star has had a topsy-turvy coaching career but he has shown promise developing young players and most of his jobs so far have been at clubs with strict financial restrictions.
He has previously handled the PEC Zwolle, Feyernood and English side Reading.
Stam’s coaching philosophy means that anybody watching FC Cincinnati should expect plenty of play out from the back and a total-football approach. His former Dutch teammate Frank de Boer has proven that can work in MLS with Atalanta United but it will take time for that philosophy to prevail
The 2020 MLS season is currently suspended amid the coronavirus pandemic and a plan has been put in place for all 26 clubs to play in Orlando, Florida from June.