Man Utd Close to Appointing Van Der Sar as Director Of Football


According to Sunday Express, Edwin van der Sar is on Manchester United’s most-wanted list as they search for a director of football.

The former Holland goalkeeper, who was signed by Sir Alex Ferguson and became a popular figure at Old Trafford, is chief executive of Ajax.

The 48-year-old has acquired a glowing reputation for his work there, and he is a powerful figure on the board of the European Club Association.

That has caught the eye of United Executive Vice-chairman Ed Woodward, who wants to bring in someone who can help manager Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer realise his transfer targets.

Van der Sar is aware that he is high up on United’s list, but he faces a dilemma should United come calling.

Walking out of Ajax when they have just joined Europe’s elite again, and having built up an incredible bank balance of £220million from transfers, would be regarded as betrayal by fans in Holland.

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