Manchester United legend Jaap Stam could soon be back at the club, according to claims from the Italian media.

On Wednesday afternoon, TuttoMercatoWeb have published an exclusive story saying the Red Devils are in touch to bring him back to Old Trafford.

It’s said contacts have been initiated for him to a have a position which would be a link between the club and the technical staff. Presumably that means someone who the players could talk to and share any issues with.

The report claims that his return to Manchester United is being ‘evaluated’ right now, so it seems that everything is at an initial stage.

Stam has been working as a coach since 2009, and had been first team manager at Reading, PEC Zwolle, Feyenoord and Cincinnati.

That means he’d have to take a step back in his managing career and take another role at the club where he conquered many titles between 1998 and 2001, including the treble.

TuttoMercatoWeb bring no details on whether Stam would arrive at Manchester United alongside a new manager, or if he could be the Dutch link for Erik ten Hag.

The 51-year-old holds a UEFA Pro License and is represented by World Soccer Consult.