OFFICIAL: Ajax renews CEO Van der Sar until 2025
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OFFICIAL: Ajax renews CEO Van der Sar until 2025

Eredivisie Ajax announced today that it intends to renew the contract of 51-year-old chief executive Edwin van der Sar until June 30, 2025, whose term was due to end in November 2023.

Van der Sar at the time of signing

The decision will be finalized at the general meeting of shareholders to be held on November 11, 2022, according to the official statement.

Van der Sar started his career at Ajax and played for the Eredivisie giants for more than 7 years as a player. In November 2012, van der Sar was appointed by the Ajax board as marketing director, before serving as the club’s chief executive from November 2016.

“Continue to contribute to Ajax becoming a world-class team”

“Our aim is to be a top team in the world,” Van der Sar told Ajax’s official website after his contract extension. “From 2024, there will be changes to the Champions League format, and we hope to compete in the updated Champions League every year. The journey is not over yet, and I want to continue to contribute to this process.”

“A lot has happened at Ajax over the past 10 years. We have come a long way with the club in many ways over the years. Our international recognition has grown tremendously thanks to the results of the first team. And the successful Behind that, and also because Ajax have an amazing team.”

“Delighted with three-year contract extension with Van der Sar”

The Supervisory Board, led by Chairman Ryan Mayard, spoke highly of Van der Sar’s work over the past six years, “We are delighted that he has chosen to stay for another three years. He has already endured many tests, and we firmly believe that under his leadership The club will continue its upward trend over the next three years.”

“Edwin has really broadened the boundaries of what he can do with his promotion from marketing director to chief executive. From commercial to general affairs – and even football technology-related matters for almost six months, Ajax has under his leadership It’s been a very successful six years.”

“The first steps towards the top of Europe have been taken, but we are still on the way. With Edwin’s experience, knowledge, competence and international connections, we hope to finally reach the top.”


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