Date: 10th September 2018 at 3:14pm
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Manchester United legend Edwin van der Sar has ruled himself out of a return to Old Trafford as their new Director of Football.

The 47-year-old, who is currently Ajax’s chief executive officer back in his homeland, was reportedly a candidate for the new role at the Premier League club.

However, the former goalkeeper, who lifted four league titles and the UEFA Champions League among many other honours during his six-year successful spell at The Theatre of Dreams, has rubbished those reports, labelling it “nonsense”.

He told Inside Ajaxprogram on Ziggo Sport, “I saw it (the report) a few weeks ago in the press, but that story about United is nonsense.

“I think I have a two-year contract. Ajax is my club and I would like to stay longer.

Ajax chief executive officer, Edwin van der Sar.

“The success we strive for and want to achieve is beautiful.”

United have opened up a new technical director role, where the candidate would be charged with revamping United’s scouting and recruitment structure.

Sky Sports News report that FA Technical Director Dan Ashworth and RB Leipzig head of recruitment Paul Mitchell have been identified as possible contenders for the job at Old Trafford.

Written by Dan Church

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