Former professional player, Edwin van der Sar, has resigned from his position as Chief Executive at Ajax Amsterdam Football Club.
Van der Sar who was also a former Dutch international at Manchester United and Fulham former started his playing career at Ajax, has been on the Eredivisie club’s board of directors since 2012.
The former Netherlands goalkeeper who has been on a contract running to 2025, was initially the Director of marketing, then became chief executive in 2016.
While making public his resignation, Van der Sar told the club’s official website that “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.”
There is a requested that he formally remains in his position until August 1 as he transfers his duties to the board from June 1.