Manchester United star goalkeeper Edwin Van Der Sar is reportedly considering taking on a coaching role after he retires from playing, but rather than returning to Old Trafford, the 40 year old is considering a return to Ajax.
“There is a possibility he could take up the offer this summer but it is more likely that he will take a year off and spend some time with his family before going back into football,” an Ajax source told Goal.com.
“Van der Sar has not made his mind up yet as he has a few other things on the table.”
The goalkeeper spent nine successful years with Ajax, winning a Champions League in 1995 and many domestic accolades. His mammoth stay at the Dutch club was not equalled by a six year tenure at Manchester United, and while Van der Sar is still starring in both the Barclays Premier League and the Champions League, the Dutchman has made his feelings about retiring for Manchester United at the end of this season very clear.
Ajax is suffering from disunity as a club, with chairman Uri Colonel and chief executive Rik van den Boog resigning at the end of last month.
While the two are no longer technically employed by the club, they have to remain in their positions until successors are chosen. And insiders say the process to elect new positions can take four months in some cases.
The chairman and chief executive’s resignations reportedly came about after a disagreement with club legend Cruyff, who is said to be behind the hopeful managing agreement with Manchester United’s hero goalkeeper.