Edwin van der Sar has ruled out a return to Manchester United in a director of football role and intends to stay at Ajax for the long term.
Edwin van der Sar, who won seven major honours during his time at Manchester United, was recently tipped to take over in an upstairs role.
United are looking to bring someone in to act as a direct link between executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and manager Jose Mourinho, with Roma chief Monchi and Fabio Paratici of Juventus also thought to be under consideration.
Van der Sar has ruled himself out of the running, however, telling The Sun: “I still have a two-year contract [at Ajax]. Ajax is my club and I would like to stay longer.”