Manchester United are targeting former goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar as a potential candidate for their Director of Football role, according to the Mirror.
The Dutchman is currently Ajax’s chief executive and it remains to be seen whether he would be willing to leave his current club. Supporters on Twitter are fully behind bringing in the 48-year-old:
He would be perfect but would need full power over everything football related
— Donal Smith (@DonalSmith1) 8 September 2019
Would absolutely love him but I don't think he'd leave Ajax for us.
— Jordan Henshall (@JordyHensh07) 7 September 2019
Wouldn't be shocked.
Ticks every single box.
— Ⓡ (@utdrobbo) 7 September 2019
I will believe it when i see it. Thats how am approaching united news from now on. With ed in charge nothing can be trusted
— Mufc20 (@Mufc7249) 7 September 2019
Too good to be true
— Michael (@Michaen9937) 7 September 2019
Sounds too good to be true imo
— Shiven🔰 (@Shiven_MUFC) 7 September 2019
Top lad, but we all know it's never happening
— Davis Mikhi (@davis_Mikhi) 7 September 2019
would be an excellent appointment
— hasanayn (@hasanayn6ix) 7 September 2019
It would a good appointment but I don't think it will happen
— Ambassador (@ibisflex) 7 September 2019
Ok let's start the Dutch revolution.
— troy deeney (@iKushRebel) 7 September 2019
Van der Sar’s six years at Old Trafford, combined with his experience as a director would make him an ideal candidate for United.
The Red Devils have been looking for a Director of Football since the sacking of Jose Mourinho last December but have not been able to find a suitable contender so far.
The likes of RB Leipzig’s Paul Mitchell, ex-defender Rio Ferdinand and even assistant manager Mike Phelan have been suggested as possible options but CEO Ed Woodward has so far not made a firm approach for anyone.
Van der Sar now seems like the number one choice but he may need some persuading to make the move with the Dutchman keen to remain in the Netherlands.