Edwin van der Sar confirms interest in replacing Ed Woodward at Manchester United, saying that he ‘would not work for other clubs’ than the Red Devils and Ajax.
- Edwin van der Sar has confirmed his interest in the role of Manchester United
- But he says the club has not contracted him about replacing Ed Woodward
- The ex-keeper called the Red Devils and Ajax the only clubs he would join
- Van der Sar thinks it is important to have a ‘special feeling’ for the club he joins
Edwin van der Sar has confirmed his interest in the role of Manchester United, but admits he has had no contact from the club about replacing Executive Vice Chairman Ed Woodward.
Van der Sar was advised to join the Red Devils before John Murtough and Darren Fletcher were appointed as the club’s football director and technical director respectively.
However, following the news of Woodward’s departure in 2021, Van der Sar has expressed interest in United’s role.
Edwin van der Sar (above) has confirmed his interest in Manchester United’s future role
The former goalkeeper – who won the Champions League and four Premier League titles with United – has been continuously associated with United.
Speaking of the rumors, Van der Sar said ESPN: “It’s nothing new to me, my name has been circulating there for a long time.”
He went on to say United was one of the only two clubs he would work for, citing Ajax as the second.
But he says Manchester United have not contracted him to replace Ed Woodward (above)
Van der Sar – who played at United – finds it important to have a ‘special feeling’ for the club
Speaking of his future, he said: ‘[With] the work and the pressure, you have to have a feeling at the club. I could do what Ronald de Boer does – he works for us at Ajax and here for you [ESPN]. He has more freedom than I do, he has a good life.
‘The pressure is different and I am not going to work at a club I have no feeling for. I could only do this for Ajax or United.
‘I wouldn’t work for any other club. I am very happy with how we did it [developed] Ajax in recent years.
‘Ten years ago we had ambitions to reach the top of Europe. We have achieved that. We have had to work hard, we do not have a rich owner and the government has not helped us. ‘