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6 coaches fired in a month in England's high-stakes 2nd tier

LONDON (AP) For his first managerial job, Jaap Stam hasn't taken an easy option.

A Premier League and Champions League winner as a Manchester United player , the Dutchman has entered the dugout in a league with little job security and where the financial stakes are among the highest in soccer.

Looking around the League Championship, English soccer's second tier, the Reading manager knows his illustrious playing career will count for little if there's a slump in form.