Man Utd legend loudly booed by own fans despite winning Champions League as he leads club to horror season
MANCHESTER UNITED legend Edwin van der Sar was BOOED by Ajax fans amid their horrible season.
Following Erik ten Hag‘s departure last summer, Ajax have endured a difficult season.
Edwin van der Sar has been criticised for ‘managing the club poorly’Rex
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The Dutch side find themselves down in third in the Eredivisie.
This is a far cry from their recent history in Holland‘s top flight, having won the last three league titles under Ten Hag.
And fans have levelled some of the blame towards Ajax chief executive Van der Sar.
Dutch journalist Willem Vissers reported on his Twitter page that there were loud whistles from the crowd directed at former goalkeeper.
Taking to Twitter, one fan explained the reasoning behind the booing was due to him: “Managing the club terrible.”
The fan added: “1.5 year[s] of terrible management. He just made many horrible decisions. All starting with not appointing a technical director.”
The 52-year-old has been in charge of Ajax since November 2016 having been promoted from marketing director – as position he took in 2012..
Since joining Ajax, the club have won five league titles, two Dutch Cups and two Dutch Super Cups.
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There was even a remarkable run to the Champions League semi-finals in 2019.
Despite this, it is not the first time the Red Devils icon has been the recipient of Ajax fans wrath.
Van der Sar was reportedly “harassed and mobbed” by a group of angry fans in March before their derby defeat with newly-crowned champions Feyenoord.
The club’s previous title drought, which ended in 2019 after four seasons, saw Van der Sar booed in 2018.
As a player, the goalkeeper played 312 times for Ajax, lifting the Champions League in 1995 – something he later achieved with Man Utd in 2008.
He also helped win 13 other accolades, including four titles, the Uefa Supercup and Uefa Cup.