Jaap Stam has left the Madejski Stadium after a run of only one win in ten games which culminated in a 2-0 defeat at the weekend against Millwall in the Championship, Football Insider sources close to the club understand.
Stam only took charge of the club in June 2016 but after openly criticising supporters for booing his players after the home loss to the Lions, it would seem that the writing was on the wall from that point onwards.
A 3-1 win against the league’s basement side gave him breathing space but it was this latest defeat that would seem to have made the club and the manager take action.
Only last season, the former Holland defender guided the Royals to a third-place finish in the division but fell to defeat at the hands of Huddersfield on penalties in the play off final.
However, this season could not have gone more differently for the 45-year-old, who as Football Insider sources understand, has now left the club.
The former Manchester United legend was linked with the Leeds United vacancy following Gary Monk’s departure from Elland Road last summer.
However, Thomas Christiansen was selected ahead of the now former Reading boss, whose position also now has been exclusively revealed by Football Insider, as untenable as it has emerged the Dane is set to face the sack in the next 24-hours.