Edwin van der Sar

VAN DER SAR IS CEO OF AJAX

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer.

He confirmed the story through his Twitter handle when he posted; “This day is a special one for me. In 1989 I arrived in Amsterdam as a young goalkeeper. As of today I’m the CEO of @AFCAjax.”

The former Red Devils player takes over from Dolf Collee who is set to exit in a year. The appointment confirmation came during the Annual General Meeting of shareholders. Van der Sar would relinquish his former commercial director role to Menno van Geelen as he prepares to assume his new office whilst he remains the technical chair of the club.

Edwin van der Sar went from being a player to the CEO of Ajax

Throughout the entire playing career of Edwin van der Sar, he has performed in Ajax, Juventus, Fulham, Manchester United and VV Noordwijk.

Despite having played with some of the biggest European clubs such as Manchester United and Juventus, it’s with Ajax where he feels most at home and where his fan-base can truly be felt.

It was with Ajax where Edwin van der Sar initially developed as a youth before he went off to join some of the bigger and more recognized European clubs.

Van der Sar wants patience

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin Van Der Sar has urged fans to be patient with their manager.

The Portuguese manager has come under pressure in recent games after the club was beaten three times in a row. Edwin Van Der Sar believes that Jose Mourinho is currently a victim of his own success and that people expect a lot from him.

The Dutch goalkeeper believes that the manager should be given time to work with the players and to inculcate his own philosophy in the team. He said that it is not a good idea to change manager every year and that Mourinho should be given time.

Edwin van der Sar is of the opinion that Everton could be making the wrong move

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar is of the opinion that Everton could be making the wrong move in going for former Ajax manager Frank de Boer.

After having been in charge of Ajax for six seasons, the Dutchman recently left the job in the hope of getting an even bigger appointment. The prospect of managing in the Premier League, which is regarded as one of the best in the world, will be enticing for any manager and the same seems to hold for Frank de Boer. He has been rumoured as the frontrunner for the Everton managerial role.

Edwin van der sar believes that Koeman will have it tough in Everton

Ronald Koeman replaced Roberto Martinez as the head coach of Everton a few days ago and now the Dutch coach has the task of pushing the Premier League club into the European spots of the top tier English League which the former coach Roberto Martinez failed to do.

In terms of high-profile players, the Spanish League is the one that receives most attention as the likes of: Messi, Neymar, Suarez, C.Ronaldo, Bale and Benzema are all competing in La Liga. Just by having all of these well-known performers is a reason of why Spain is considered to be as a competitive and attractive football destination.

Edwin van der Sar believes Real Madrid don’t need another goal-keeper

For the past few transfer windows, Real Madrid has been attempting to sign Manchester United’s David de Gea but have fallen short and never truly managed to secure the services of the Spanish shot-stopper.

However, according to Edwin van der Sar there is no need for Real Madrid to sign another goal-keeper as they already have a top class player with KeylorNavas.

There were rumors going on claiming that Real Madrid was going to re-attempt and sign David de Gea during the approaching summer transfer window but considering how impressively the Costa Rican player has been doing, it might not be necessary.

edwin van der sar says Ajax will head to China

Former Ajax, Juventus and Manchester United goal keeper, Edwin Van Der Sar, who is the marketing director of his first major club says Ajax will head to China after the 2015/2016 season.

Ajax have announced plans to tour China with a full strength squad. They will stay in Beijing and Shenyang from May 13th to the 19th where they will play a friendly against Chinese Super League club Liaoning Whowin FC in Shenyang on the 18th. The first team squad is also scheduled to have a clinic for a local youth team then a public training session and other various activities in both cities.

Van der Sar in a press release said:

"It is a long-cherished wish to go to China with Ajax.

Edwin van der Sar trusts Louis Van Gaal to lift United from their current condition

Edwin van der Sar trusts Louis Van Gaal to lift United from their current condition just like he did with Ajax in the early nineties

Van Gaal had come into the manager’s job at AFC Ajax ahead of the 1991-92 Season when their condition was not too different from what it is of United today.

It was an unsettled team and most of the players were not too sure of their roles, but, he was given time there in that job, was Van Gaal and within three years, he had pulled off the miracle of making that team the Champions of Europe.

Edwin van der Sar trusts Louis Van Gaal to lift United

Edwin van der Sar trusts Louis Van Gaal to lift United from their current condition just like he did with Ajax in the early nineties.

Van Gaal had come into the manager’s job at AFC Ajax ahead of the 1991-92 Season when their condition was not too different from what it is of United today.

It was an unsettled team and most of the players were not too sure of their roles, but, he was given time there in that job, was Van Gaal and within three years, he had pulled off the miracle of making that team the Champions of Europe.

Alan Pardew has confirmed that he is looking to give striker Emmanuel Adebayor

Alan Pardew has confirmed that he is looking to give striker Emmanuel Adebayor his debut for Crystal Palace when the team takes on Bournemouth in the next league outing.

The London club recently signed the player, who has been available on a bosman for quite a while. Teams have not been showing interest in signing the player due to concerns about his attitude on the pitch. However, the former Togo international remains as one of the finest goalscorers in the Premier League. It remains to be seen if the gamble taken by Pardew will pay off.

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