Edwin van der Sar has joined the board of Ajax as marketing director, reports The Guardian. The club said the former goalkeeper, who began his playing career with them and ended it after six years at Manchester United, has joined along with Michael Kinsbergen, who will be managing director.

"Van der Sar had a fantastic career and also has natural leadership and therefore the potential to be our managing director in the future," Ajax's CEO Hans Weijers said. "Kinsbergen will lead the board and organisation in the coming years and also guide Van der Sar in his further development."

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