By Ray Livingstone

29th Oct, 2019 | 2:56pm

Rangers handed potential Europa boost as manager resigns

Rangers have been handed a potential Europa boost with the news that Jaap Stam has resigned as manager of Feyenoord.

Rangers have already beaten Feyenoord 1-0 at home and travel there on November 28 for the reverse fixture.

In between that game, they have two crucial home games, against Porto and then Young Boys on December 12.

The news was announced on the official Feyenoord Twitter page on Monday.

Stam only started in the job at Feyenoord and resigned on the back of a 4-0 defeat to Ajax at the weekend – that saw them slip to 12th in the league – and a 2-0 defeat to Young Boys in the Europa on Thursday.

That left Feyenoord bottom of Group G, although there’s still everything to play for with three games left and just three points splitting top from bottom.

Stam hasn’t been able to replicate the success he had as a player in the dugout.

He took Reading to the Championship play-offs in his first season but was then sacked after a run of just one win in 18 games the next season.

He joined PEC Zwolle in December 2018 but only stayed for 17 games before leaving for Feyenoord.

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