Edwin rules out Ajax return

United keeper has discussed non-playing role at Old Trafford

Van der Sar: Held United talks

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Edwin van der Sar is not intending to return to former club Ajax after confirming he has already held talks with Manchester United about a non-playing role.

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The Dutch goalkeeper is retiring at the end of the season and is currently planning to take a break from football in the summer.

He has been linked with a coaching position back at his old club Ajax, but the 40-year-old does not expect to take up a role at the Amsterdam Arena.

"I'm not going back to Amsterdam, though it would be very comfortable there with Frank de Boer, Danny Blind and Dennis Bergkamp," said Van der Sar of his former Ajax team-mates in Dutch magazine Life After Football.

"When I left 12 years ago, I said I would return, but I did not know then what great years I would have with Manchester United.

"I might occasionally visit training with them, but I will not be going regularly."

Instead, Van der Sar is mapping out a role with United after revealing he has discussed working for the Premier League leaders after his retirement from playing.

"It may be that I'm going to give Manchester United clinics in Asia, where the club is very popular, or something in commerce," he added.

"I think this is interesting. I have already held some talks."

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