What happened to Manchester United's 1999 Champions League winners?
The former Dutch international quit playing football in October 2007 after his post-United career took him to Lazio, AC Milan and Ajax. A year after that, he returned to Manchester United as a scout based in South America, a post he held until 2011.
Today, he is completing his UEFA coaching badges and recently said he was keen on returning to England as a manager. He has served as an assistant coach at PEC Zwolle and Ajax.
Stam only spent three seasons at Old Trafford but his name is still mentioned every time the topic of greatest defenders ever to play for the Red Devils emerges.
Stam won the English Premier League three times, plus the Champions League, FA Cup and Intercontinental Cup once – all in 1999.
United sold him hastily to Lazio early in the 2001-02 season after Ferguson was reportedly furious with allegations Stam made in his autobiography. Ferguson later admitted it was an error. His departure was felt until Nemanja Vidic signed in January 2006. – VV