Ajax Amsterdam Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Edwin Van Der Sar has sent a congratulatory message to former boss, Louis Van Gaal (LVG) following his appointment as the Dutch national team manager this week.

Van Gaal has come out of retirement to take the Netherlands job, replacing Frank De Boer who was axed after the disappointing last 16 exit to the Czech Republic at Euro 2020. Juventus defender Matthijs De Ligt was sent off in the second half before Patrik Schick and Thomas Holes scored to send the Czechs to the quarterfinals via a 2-0 win over the Dutch team in the last 16 stage at Euro 2020.


Ajax Amsterdam executive Edwin Van Der Sar has revealed that he was contacted by former club Manchester United. Van Der Sar revealed this in a chat with ESPN’s Good Morning Eredivisie. He was asked about the rumours linking him with a return to Manchester United.

Edwin Van Der Sar is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Dutch Eredivisiegiants Ajax Amsterdam and he has been seriously linked with a similar role at Premier League club Manchester United in the place of the much maligned Ed Woodward who will resign from the post later this year.


Ajax Amsterdam CEO (Chief Executive Officer) Edwin Van Der Sar has leapt to the defence of Ajax shot stopper Andre Onana after the player was hit with a 12-month ban for taking performance-enhancing drugs. Edwin Van Der Sar defended Andre Onanathrough a statement released by Ajax Amsterdam shortly after the suspension was announced. Edwin Van Der Sar said the club had hoped that Cameroonian international Andre Onana would be given a suspended sentence or a sentence lesser than the 12-month suspension given to him and that it was not his intention to take performance-enhancing drugs.

Edwin Van Der Sar is a Manchester United legend and he has backed Andre Onana in the fight to have the sentence overturned or reduced. Edwin Van Der Sar described Andre Onana as a top goalkeeper, who has performed consistently at the highest level for the Dutch Eredivisie giants. Ajax are determined to appeal the ruling at the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS). Continue reading “MAN UNITED LEGEND BACKS ONANA”



Ajax General Manager Edwin Van Der Sar has called on Ajax to become more consistent and perform better both on and off the pitch from this season onwards. The Ajax team shocked the footballing world with their performances and exploits in the 2018/19 campaign when they impressed hugely in the UEFA Champions League.

In that campaign, they were a very brave side that had no single fear in them. As a result, they would go on to beat some of the competition’s favorites including Real Madrid and Juventus. The team comprised of the likes of de Ligt, Frenkie de Jong, Donny Van de Beek, Dusan Tadic, and many more. However, most of these star names have left the club, and it has raised questions as to whether such success can ever be replicated again.

Edwin Utilized to Get Matthijs Move to Line

Manchester United and Barcelona both need to sign De Ligt from Ajax, with the 19-year-old the most-needed protector in world football. It has been a staggering effort for the international player from Holland, who helped his club win the Eredivisie title this season. De Ligt additionally assumed a key job as Ajax made to the semi-finals of the Champions League, losing 3-2 to Tottenham on home match to crash out in the most emotional of conditions.

Manchester United and Barcelona are only two of the clubs seeking the adolescent this exchange window. Liverpool, PSG, Manchester City, Juventus, and Bayern Munich have likewise risen as suitors for the player. However, Marca columnist Chris Winterburn has asserted United are inclining toward Van Der Sar to get it for De Ligt over the line.
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Manchester United are reportedly looking to set-up a new role at the club with a director of football position. According to reports, the club wants to follow other teams like Manchester City and Barcelona who use this system effectively.

Ed Woodward Manchester United Chairman Ed Woodward currently shuffles this role alongside his role as the CEO of the club. However, the problems experienced in the summer when the club was unable to secure key signings has forced a rethink by the club.

The Very First Director Of Football Till The Date Is Going To Be Edwin Van Der Sar Of Manchester United

In Manchester United 266 appearances made by Edwin Van Der Sar. At the conclusion of this session, two major appointments are to be made by Manchester United. New manager that are going to permanent are to be announced by the club, chances are that Gunnar Ole Solskjaer can become if he and his performance impressed the same way as now, also Director of football is to be appointed and this is going to happen for the first time in the history of Manchester United.

From the time when Sir Ferguson Alex has been retired in the year 2013, there was a need of Director of Football in the club and its appointment was discussed many a time in these years but it failed always. In the meanwhile, United’s enlistment has regularly stood jumbled and foolish. There is a need in the club for somebody to concentrate on enlistment and work as a bridge among the administrative staff and the persons of the board, and it shows up they perceive this.
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Edwin Focuses On The Retention Of Talent

Edwin van Der Sar being Ajax CEO, he has retaliated to suggestions of Andre Onana, the goalkeeper of this club, being moved back to Catalan club in Barcelona. There have been repeated links suggested and that has led to Edwin making a strong statement to the press. Van Der Sar has stated that he would like to retain Andre Onana and wanted the football community to be aware of the intentions of his club.

The Dutch legend has been having a successful stint with Ajax so far with this being the third season consecutively that he is playing as the primary goalkeeper. It is not difficult to understand why Edwin would be keen to retain him for the coming year as well. He also stated to the press that Andre is eager to play in the first team but he needs to get there gradually. He started off with Europa League final which was indeed a great start for him. Even though last year proved difficult for the team he was able to prove himself to be a valuable team member.
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Van Der Sar Resigns From Director Of Football Role Of Man UTD

The last shot-stopper has lifted up from the Ajax hierarchy. According to the information, it is not going Old Trafford in the coming two years for sure. This report, Edwin Van Der Sar has rejected, contrary to the report, he wants to be the part of Manchester United as a football director. The Premier League side is hoping to hire a director to manage their business in the transfer market, and there are two best candidates for this they are the former star player and RB Leipzig employment manager Paul Mitchell.

Van Der Sar has spent six years in continuation with the Old Trafford club and has achieved a lot. He has reached the CEO level of Ajax from marketing director in recent years. He is now 47-year-old, according to him there is still more work left for him to do in Eredivisie and thus he does not have any plan to leave Johan Cruyff Arena in the near time, although the Old Trafford outfit will ring.
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Edwin Van Der Sar Rejects Rumors About United Return

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin Van Der Sar has ruled out the new technical director’s role in Manchester United. The Red Devils plan to appoint a football director after the reaction to their disappointing summer transfer window.

United is prepared to follow the modern tendency to add a connection between the manager and the board and a football director is expected to be announced in the coming days to ease the case. The old Trafford page has been associated with several names since then, and one of the names that have recently come is their former actor Edwin Van Der Sar. The Dutch striker, who spent six seasons at Old Trafford, won four Premier League titles and a Champions League trophy, has gone from marketing director to CEO at Ajax.
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