Man Utd consider Van der Sar for coaching role

Published May 15th, 2014 - 12:54 GMT

By Paul Clennam

Manchester United could turn to former No.1 Edwin van der Sar to take up the role of goalkeeping coach this summer.

The current occupant of that role, Chris Woods, who was brought to the club by David Moyes, was kept on despite the Scot's sacking and the departure of fellow backroom staff members Steve Round and Jimmy Lumsden.

But Woods is also now set to exit Old Trafford, with the arrival of Louis van Gaal as coach understood to be imminent.

Van der Sar was originally offered a coaching role by Sir Alex Ferguson prior to his retirement from playing in 2011, but turned down the job to spend more time with his family.

The former Netherlands international has remained an ambassador for the club, however, and took a Masters in sports management before becoming a marketing director at Ajax.

But Van Gaal, who coached Van der Sar and Ajax to a Champions League trophy in 1995, could persuade the 43-year-old to return to Old Trafford.

Van Gaal is also understood to have held talks with Ryan Giggs, who took temporary charge of the club following Moyes' sacking, on Wednesday.

Goal understands that the Dutchman is keen to keep Giggs at the club in a coaching capacity.

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