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.
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.
“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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