” 1 Jaap Stam Jaap Stam insists he will remain Reading manager next season, regardless of the result of Monday’s Championship play-off final. The Dutchman could be a target for a host of Premier League clubs after guiding the unfancied Royals to Wembley, where they face Huddersfield for a place in the top flight. Stam, a treble winner as a defender with Manchester United, admits his ambitions may one day lie higher than at the Madejski Stadium.
But he maintains that, win or lose on Monday, he will still be at the club next term. “We need to prepare for both scenarios – after the game we can think about what it means for the club,” he said. “The result won’t have an impact on my future here. I enjoy working here. “I want to go to the top, I played at the top as a player and I want to as a manager.
But hopefully I can do that at Reading.” Stam admits he was as surprised as anyone after guiding Reading to a third-placed finish in his first season as a manager. With new Chinese owners Dai Yongge and Dai Xiu Li at the club, and the prize money for promotion to the Premier League now estimated at an eye-watering ?170million, these are exciting times in Berkshire. “For the players it would be a great achievement,” added Stam. “Everyone wants to play at the highest level.
It’s great for the money involved too, to get to the Premier League. “The attraction is getting bigger for the crowd as well and it means more fans in the stadium.1xbet.footballresultstoday.org/ “I’m pleasantly surprised at how we’ve done this season. There was a lot more in the players than I first thought. “But there is still a long way to go and we need to focus.
Finals are there to be won and we need to give it our best shot.” ” ” Steve Clarke has called on the authorities to punish the ‘mindless minority’ who caused the crowd trouble during Kilmarnock’s defeat by Celtic. A small group of Hoops supporters invaded the Rugby Park pitch to celebrate Scott Brown’s injury-time winner, while a coin was also thrown at Kris Boyd from the stands during Sunday’s clash.
3 Brown was sent off for celebrating his winning goal A Killie statement also claimed a number of seats were damaged by visiting supporters, who saw their team move eight points clear at the top of the Premiership with their victory. Clarke, the Kilmarnock manager, is aware only a limited number of people were involved in the incidents, but that doesn’t mean the authorities should not punish this ‘mindless minority’. “The worrying factor on Sunday was that people came on to the pitch,” Clarke said. “But I believe it’s a criminal offence to go on the pitch, so there’s plenty of cameras and plenty of faces will be on those cameras, so the authorities have to deal with it.
3 Former Rangers striker Boyd was struck by a coin thrown from the stands “You don’t want anyone throwing anything. People go to football to watch the game, they should watch the game. “Everyone keeps talking about the mindless minority, and it is. But I think the more sensible majority also have a part to play.
They have to point out the mindless minority, and then the authorities can deal with it better.” LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS gossip Man United news live: Dutch ace wanted as new right-back, West Ham star on radar gossip Liverpool news live: Salah ‘rejects ?150million exit’, Ajax set Ziyech price latest Man United target Dutch defender, Spurs to sell Rose and sign Sessegnon review Women’s World Cup: Netherlands breeze past Cameroon, Canada beat hapless New Zealand gesture Amazing reason Marta pointed to her boots after scoring opener for Brazil royal return AC Milan appoint club legends Boban and Maldini in new roles at the club ‘i was fed up’ The reason why Chelsea midfielder Jorginho nearly quit football latest Arsenal transfer news live: Top target ‘not for sale’, Ziyech to cost just ?30m GOING NOWHERE Bournemouth send firm response to Arsenal over Ryan Fraser interest London bound? Arsenal target Dennis Praet agent confirms interest in player CLINICAL Miedema nets brace to become Netherlands’ record scorer in Cameroon win STAYING PUT Gonzalo Higuain will see out his contract at Juventus, agent confirms Killie midfielder Rory McKenzie admitted it was frustrating to have to deal with the aftermath of the goal celebrations following Scott Brown’s 90th-minute strike.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergio_Busquets “Obviously conceding a goal that late wasn’t nice and then to have Celtic fans on in your face wasn’t nice as well,” he said. “The few that come in, there was no malice in it at all, most of them that I saw were young kids. ‘It smells of Celtic’ – Adrian Durham in amazing talkSPORT rant about ’embarrassing’ Hoops “To be fair they had their phones out.
I think they were just trying to get pictures, there was no badness. “There was four minutes added on so we wanted the game to get going because there was still a chance to get an equaliser. “The fact that all the G4S staff were on the pitch for a minute or two, you wanted the game to get going again. That was the only frustrating thing on my part.” 3 Brown’s late finish sent Celtic eight points clear in the race for the Premiership title McKenzie added: “The coin throwing is unacceptable.
As Kris said, it could injure somebody. “I don’t know whether the cameras caught who (it was) but definitely something (needs to be done), harsher bans, stuff like that, because one day it will catch someone on the corner of the eye and damage will be done. “I spoke to Boydy after it and just after it hit him. It doesn’t show you on the video, but he picked it up and there were fans on the front row who had obviously seen it and they were just standing there shaking their heads. So it is a minority.” “Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 134217728 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 72 bytes) in /usr/www/users/ndorfi/wp-includes/taxonomy.php on line 1391