Edwin Van der Sa has quit his job as Director General for Amsterdam club Ajax in a statement he posted on Twitter.
The Ex- Manchester United goalkeeper has stepped down as the Director General of Ajax following a disappointing performance in the Dutch Eredivise as Ajax lost a Champions League spot and came third on the league table.
After Erik Ten Hag signed as Manager for English side Manchester united, the club has underperformed despite the signing of new coaches. After his departure, Alfred Schreuder was appointed in his stead, however following a horrible seven matches loss in the Eredivise, he was sacked in a 1-1 draw with Volendam. Former Defender, John Heitinga has been in the managerial position until the end of the season.
The ex- Dutch National Team goalkeeper had been a member of the Ajax board since 2012 and he rose to the helm of Director General in 2016. But today he closes the chapter of his work at Ajax admist the club demanding him to work till August.
“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.” He stated.
The club’s Supervisory Board has stated they respect his decision despite how crucial it was for him to stay till August.
“We wanted Edwin to stay, but he had made his decision. We have to respect that,”
“The last season does not reflect the entire period that he has been in charge of Ajax. The club has seen a lot of success, has seen a lot of growth, and gained international exposure.” Supervisory board chairman Pier Eringa said.
Van der Sar, 52, is a Dutch Football Executive who won the Champions League with Ajax in 1995 and Manchester United in 2008.