Former Manchester United goalkeeper and current Ajax CEO Van der Sar, has admitted he’d be open to a front-office role at Old Trafford.
The unprecedented search for a director of football at Manchester United continues. With the club hierarchy and Ed Woodward yet to produce either a name or a candidate to occupy the position.
The red devils are in jeopardy, with the club in dire need of some experienced hands, to help turn things around on the pitch.
Van der Sar – who moved to Ajax in 2015, a few years after his retirement – has helped Ajax attain the position United are probably working towards.
And has now revealed, he’d be happy to take a similar role at his former club Manchester United.
“Besides my family, my wife and kids and everything I have two loves in my life,” Van der Sar told Planet Futbol.
“That’s Ajax, who gave me the opportunity to develop, they scouted me, they gave me the chance to shine in the world of football.
“And the last club of my career (Manchester United) also gave me a lot of attention, recognition, and everything developed at a later stage. And of course, I’d be interested in a position.”
Although Manchester United still holds an appeal for Van der Sar, the former goalkeeper retreated, that he isn’t quite ready to quit his current role at the Johan Cruyff Arena (Ajax), as he still needs to learn.
“I need to learn a little more here [at Ajax], develop myself further and eventually let’s see what the future brings,” He added.
“United is a fantastic club, there’s a great following all over the world. Everybody wants to play for them and eventually, work for them.”
Van der Sar also suggested that the reason for Manchester United’s bad state is down to the lack of leadership at the club.