Van der Sar quits CEO position at Ajax Amsterdam Football Club

Written by on May 30, 2023

Former Dutch international, Edwin van der Sar, has resigned from his position as Chief Executive at Ajax Amsterdam Football Club.


The 52-year-old former Manchester United, Fulham and Netherlands goalkeeper, who started his playing career at Ajax, has been on the Eredivisie club’s board of directors since 2012.


He was initially the Director of marketing, then became chief executive in 2016, and had been on a contract running to 2025.


Van der Sar told the club’s official website, “After almost 11 years on the board, I am done.


“We have experienced wonderful things together, but it has also been an incredibly tough period. I am very grateful for the people I have met and worked with during my second career at Ajax, and what we have achieved and been through together.


“I feel the need to take some distance, to get some rest, and to do other things. It doesn’t feel good to take decisions about the future of this wonderful club in the coming period.


“That is why I have decided to resign.”

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