Shagin – More than a hundred kids train every Sunday in the Schagen United fields. The initiator of this soccer school is Queen Stamp. The rest of the week, the 34-year-old is on the field in South Rotterdam. Stam is Dick Advocaat’s assistant in Feyenoord there.
“They cannot be compared to each other,” says Quinn Stamm of the differences between his dual job. “One day you train at a professional level and the next day you will be among the kids who dream of life as a professional soccer player.”
This season is not going well for Feyenoord. Modest results, youth academy gurgles and times are tough financially. The kids at his soccer school couldn’t help but tease him about it. “Then they ask me if I’m okay, I like it.”
“The selection is going on here and there. This is ingrained if you want to take steps.”
At the moment, things aren’t going well on the field, but Stamm believes in better times and notes that changes are already happening. “The selections go on here and there and it’s ingrained if you want to take action.”
Next season, Arne Slot takes over from Dick Advocaat. The former trainer from A to Z is also taking his assistant, Marino Busic, to Rotterdam. John de Wolf will also continue to be part of the coaching staff. “The question is whether there is room for me to pick A next season,” Quinn Stamm said.
Watch the video for the full report on the Koen Stam dual function.