Stam: 'The owners are still the Thai people, I don't know what's going to happen with the Chinese people. Everyone is asking me questions and to be fair I don't know what's going to happen, or if there's going to be more transfers.'
TD: Does it annoy you?
Stam: 'To be fair it does, because you need to have clarity and a certain structure within the club so then you know what can happen. It's important for the team, the players read the speculation, you guys ask me questions, I'm willing to answer them but it annoys me there's no news'
TD: Do you want the takeover to happen?
'It's not up to me. For me, and for what I thought was going to happen when I joined Reading was to build a team and take steps towards the Premier League. With the club for sale, you don't know what the new owners want to do. The old owners want to sell the club so I don't know if we can still build the team for next season, or the season after.
I told them I'm the type of manager that builds a team and works towards something. There needs to be structure within the club, the owners and the team need to have a certain vision. I don't know if that's there at the moment but we need to see wait and see what happens.'
TD: Might you be tempted away?
Stam: 'I like the fans, like the club, like the players and I'm enjoying my time here. It's good for the manager to know what's going to happen with the club in the future but if that's not the case then who knows what's going to happen.'