The Ajax CEO leaves the door open for a potential return to Old-Trafford but says no approach has been made yet.
Manchester United’s vice-chairman
is set to step down from his job at the end of the year.
Edwin van der Sar
has been mooted as a potential replacement as the fans continue their protests against the Glazer family. TheRed Devils
legend doesn’t rule out a potential return to Manchester but says no contacts have been made yet.
Van der Sar has toldESPN
It's nothing new for me, my name circulates there for a long time."
"[With] the work and pressure, you should have a feeling with the club.
"I could do the things Ronald de Boer is doing - he works for us at Ajax and also here for you guys. He has more freedom than me, he has a good life.”
The former goalkeeper insists he would only leaveAjax
for Manchester United.
"The pressure is different and I won't work at a club where I don't have a feeling. I could only do this for Ajax or United. I would not work for any other clubs.
"I am really happy with how we have [developed] Ajax in the last couple of years. We had ambitions 10 years ago to reach the top of Europe. We have reached that. We had to work really hard, we don't have a rich owner and the government didn't help us."
Erik ten Hag
’s contract extension with Ajax, Van der Sar responded:
"If he performs well, he could go to a bigger club.
"Everyone in the Netherlands would like to make a step to the top teams in the country. And when you are there, you want to make a step to another country.
"We're happy that he can work with this squad for another season."