“We all want to win immediately, but sometimes that takes a while,” says the former international. “It is not the intention to run one season at the top and to be very low the next. The club wants to structurally go up. I see a lot of opportunities to achieve that goal.”
Stam spoke of a thoughtful step. “I have met extensively with almost everyone within the club and exchanged ideas with everyone. Not only with Gerard Nijkamp, the general manager. It was a disadvantage that I could not come across personally, but fortunately there are good alternatives to talk to each other extensively. . I know what is going on in everyone, how people look at it and what they expect. I have a very good feeling about it. “
Stam has a 1.5-year contract in Cincinnati, with an option for another season. It is not yet known when the 47-year-old trainer from Kampen can fly to the United States. The American MLS competition has been standing still since March because of the corona crisis.