There has been quite a buzz about Manchester United going for a Director of Football. Many names have come up, but Edwin Van Der Sar is seen as a favourite. Rumours are at peak and Edwin Van Der Sar has finally responded.
The former Manchester United Goalkeeper said that he is happy with Ajax and he is enjoying his new role. “I am enjoying my time at Ajax. I’ve got a different role – chief executive.”
Manchester United are thought to want to bring a change in their structure. They are rumoured to be in search of a Director of Football, who can oversee their transfer policy.
Van Der Sar , 48, played for Manchester United from 2005 to 2011. Thus he knows the culture of the club, hence he was considered a favourite for this job. But now the rumours appear to be untrue.
Van Der Sar has been involved as a key figure in Ajax’s resurgence. Their impressive Champions League run last season has brought them back into the elite European scene.
And Van Der Sar, the Chief executive of the Dutch club wants to focus on that. “I am really looking forward to bringing Ajax back to the European top level – that we probably touched last year – and to make sure we get the best opportunity to stay there,” he said.
Is this the end?