Manchester United news: Edwin van der Sar admits he’s open to potential return to Old Trafford
Edwin van der Sar is open to a return to Manchester United in the future but insists he has no immediate plans to leave Ajax.
The former goalkeeper is currently CEO at the Dutch club but has been linked with a return to Old Trafford in a director of football role.
Van der Sar won four Premier League titles, the League Cup and the Champions League with the Red Devils during a six-year spell at the club.
Following his retirement he moved into the administration side of football.
The 48-year-old became Ajax’s marketing director in 2012 and made his way up to CEO by 2016.
Alongside Marc Overmars, the club’s technical director, they have built a strong young team who have made it to the quarter-finals of the Champions League after knocking out Real Madrid.
Despite this success, Van der Sar has not ruled out a move to his old club in the future.
“I know United is a much bigger challenge than Ajax,” he told the Sunday Times.
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“United is not just a big and famous club, but also a worldwide brand – yet when you’re inside it’s still a family place.
“I remember when I came from Fulham. Oh it’s United… but after one day you felt at home. The washing ladies. Mike the chef. Kath (the receptionist). They’re still there.
“You need to cherish that and Ole (Gunnar Solskjaer) is doing a great job at it. But also Ed (Woodward).
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“I have utmost respect for him, what he does for the club. So I don’t need to be the big man.
“I want to feel I contribute, and you can only do it for something you believe in. United is a special place.
“Who knows, eventually? But for the coming years I’m here.”
Source: SportsLatest TS