Edwin Van Der Sar Turned Down Premier League Advances To Extend Ajax Stay

Ajax Chief Edwin van der Sar denounced the chance to move to Britain before marking a two-year understanding extension with the Dutch legends, 90min fathoms.

The past goalkeeper, who was first raised to the President work at the Johan Cruyff Field in 2016, marked another game plan running until 2025 on Friday.


Van der Sar’s work at Ajax, continuing to encourage energetic capacity and sell players for giant advantages, has not escaped everyone’s notice.

90min understands that Manchester Joined together – where the Dutchman completed his playing livelihood in 2011 – rushed to invite him on board as a part of their internal redo. The Red Demons have proactively poached chief Erik ten Witch and players Lisandro Martinez and Antony from Ajax this year.

Chelsea were relatively watching Van der Sar as Todd Boehly continues to construct the Blues in his image. The west Londoners went out every which way from lead coach Thomas Tuchel on Wednesday and displaced him with Graham Potter a day sometime later – 90min understands the past Brighton director will have a say on the club’s new wearing boss.

Nevertheless, Ajax in the long run convinced Van der Sar to remain in his country, with the 51-year-old remarking in a club clarification: “A ton has happened over the latest 10 years at Ajax. In these years we have created with the club in various ways. The worldwide affirmation has, generally due to the outcomes of the essential gathering, grew extensively. However, there is similarly a dumbfounding relationship behind that accomplishment.

“We need to transform into a fundamental piece of the overall top gatherings. Starting 2024, the arrangement of the European rivalries will change, and we really want to battle yearly in the re-energized Champions Association. That journey isn’t at an end, and I want to keep on adding to that cycle. Reliably I get to work with energized partners who in like manner need to keep on expanding present assumptions. With the chief gathering, yet furthermore in the work environment, the youthful establishment, and the Ajax Ladies.

“The field is continually squeezed and the improvement in arrangements of various Ajax packs to young and old, public as well as around the world, is dazzling. We feel the assistance of our fans home and away. Enough inspirations to keep on putting my whole existence in this club the following couple of years.”