Edwin Van der Sar played over eight hundred games in a decorated career seeing him lift the Dutch and English leagues four times each, the Champions League twice and break the all-time record for most consecutive clean sheets. Now he wants to do it all again. This time, as a manager.
With the 42-year-old having expressed an interest in starting a new career as a coach just after he retired with Manchester United, he’s been contemplating his future with the club he began with, Eredivisie giants Ajax.
“I have talked with Frank de Boer and Dennis Bergkamp in the training room and to be honest, it feels good,” the Netherlands international stated, according to Voetbalprimeur. “Then you also have TV work or a coach course. Maybe a trainer.”
With the rumour of Ole Gunnar Solskjær making a return to the Premier League as a manager, how would heavily inexperienced Van der Sar fare in one of the toughest leagues in the world? A sporting director role from Ajax seems to be the first step for the Dutchman in reference to Tuttomercatoweb.
The most capped player for Holland gained great plaudits for his playing ability over the span of his twenty-one year profession. With his obvious talent behind goal, a goalkeeping coaching position would be the ideal occupation for the former Juventus star. The likes of current Manchester United ‘keepers David De Gea and Anders Lindegaard fall short of being anywhere near the standards set by Van der Sar and with the fomer Number 1 now becoming a coach, can he benefit the club he had so much success with?
Showing the potential and eagerness to be a manager, Van der Sar may well find him in contention for Manchester United one day.
Just how willing are the United fans to see it come to fruition?