Ajax Amsterdam Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Edwin Van Der Sar has reportedly been added to the shortlist of potential candidates for the Director of Football (DoF) job at Newcastle United. This is according to the report from the stables of 90min which stated that the Edwin Van Der Sar is the new name on the list after the new Magpies owners were turned down by another Ajax Amsterdam director, Marc Overmars.
Newcastle United are struggling in the Premier League after eleven (11) games and they are the only team without a win in the division this season. The Magpies are just goal difference from last position on the league standings with five points to show for their troubles this season. They have a record of five draws and six defeats.
The new club owners have made a big move with the appointment of ex-Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe as their new manager and they would be hoping that he can take the team away from the relegation zone. Newcastle United are five points away from the last safe spot on the league table.
The new owners made the decision to sack former manager Steve Bruce last month and Graeme Jones was made the interim manager afterwards. Jones managed the team to two draws and one defeat from three Premier League matches before the appointment of Howe was confirmed.
With the managerial job at the club sorted, the new owners have turned their attention to the DoF job and four-time Premier League winner Edwin Van Der Sar is one of the names being considered.