Edwin van der Sar keen on Manchester United return – ‘Of course I’d be interested in a position’

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar has admitted he would relish a return to the club in the future having been linked with an Old Trafford switch.

The Dutchman, who enjoyed a glorious trophy-laden six year spell in Manchester after joining the Red Devils from Fulham in 2005, is currently boyhood club Ajax’s chief executive – a position he has held since 2016.

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Edwin van der Sar won four Premier League titles at Manchester United
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The Premier League giants are currently on the lookout for a director of football, with Van der Sar among the names linked with the position.

However, that wouldn’t be something that would interest the 48-year-old, who would seek a role of equivalent power to what he has right now at the Johan Cruijff ArenA.

He told Sports Illustrated: “Besides my family, the wife, kids and friends etc, I have two loves in my life – Ajax, who scouted me and gave me the chance to shine in the world of football and Manchester United, who helped me to develop even at the end of my career.

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Van der Sar has been Ajax’s chief executive since 2016
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“Of course I’d be interested in a position, but at first I think I need to learn a little bit more here at Ajax and develop myself even further.

“Let’s see what the future brings, United is a fantastic club, with a great following all over the world.

“I’m the chief executive at Ajax, United are looking for a different position, a director of football, it’s a different role. I know a little bit about football of course.”

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