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Van der Sar rules out Manchester United return as Director of Football

Edwin van der Sar has ruled out a return to Manchester United as their director of football, insisting that he is happy in his current role at Ajax.

Manchester United are thought to be looking to restructure their management structure in the coming months after what was a shambolic transfer window for the Red Devils.

Jose Mourinho has been left disappointed by executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward for the last two summers after the former investment banker failed to land a number of key transfer targets.

It has been reported that the Premier League club are looking to bring in a Director of Football in order to act as a direct link between Ed Woodward and manager Jose Mourinho, with former United goalkeeper van der Sar having been linked as a potential candidate after operating as the CEO of Eredivisie side Ajax.

However, the Dutchman has ruled himself out of the role, insisting that he wants to extend his stay with the Amsterdam based club:

“I still have a two-year contract,” Van der Sar told reporters.

“But Ajax is my club and I would like to stay longer.”

The Red Devils have also been linked with FA technical director Dan Ashworth, RB Leipzig’s Paul Mitchell and Roma’s highly-rated Monchi for the role.

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