Man Utd eye Edwin van der Sar for new CEO role

Man Utd legend Van der Sar has broken his silence on talk he could replace departing chief Ed Woodward at the club where he won four Premier League titles and the Champions League.

dwin van der Sar has responded to speculation he could replace Ed Woodward as Manchester United’s chief executive.

Van der Sar has long been linked with a director of football role at Old Trafford, having impressed in his role as Ajax’s CEO.

So it was only natural that speculation would turn to the United legend after it was announced that executive vice-chairman United was to step down at the end of this year following the furious backlash to the European Super League fiasco.

Van der Sar has helped restore Ajax’s reputation as one of Europe’s most respected clubs during his time in charge.

And he has now confirmed he has previously been contacted by Champions League over a potential role at his former club. The former goalkeeper said if he were to leave his position at Ajax, it would have to be for a club he “likes” – and that would appear to rule the Red Devils in after he won four Premier League titles and the Champions League during six seasons with Sir Alex Ferguson’s side.

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