Previous
Kashiwa Reysol
Suwon Bluewings
10:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Beijing Guo'an
Jeonbuk Motors
11:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Lekhwiya
Al Sadd
4:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Al Hilal
Perspolis
6:05 PM GMT
Game Details
Perugia
US Pescara
4:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Spezia
US Avellino
7:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Huracán
Independiente Rivadavia
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
U.A.N.L
Emelec
1:00 AM GMT May 27, 2015
Leg 2Aggregate: 0 - 1
Game Details
Next

No. 50: Emre Can, Liverpool

PremRank
Read
By ESPN Staff

Van der Sar rules out return to Ajax

Edwin van der Sar has ruled out a return to Ajax after he retires, revealing he plans to stay at Manchester United in a non-playing role.

Van der Sar, 40, will quit at the end of the season, but told Dutch magazine Life After Football he will not be making good on a 12-year-old pledge to return to the club he won the Champions League with in 1995, just yet.

''I'm not going back to Amsterdam, though it would be very comfortable there with Frank de Boer, Danny Blind and Dennis Bergkamp,'' he said.

''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.

''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.''

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.