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24 Jan 2011 15:08:07

Edwin van der Sar snubs Manchester United coaching role

Edwin van der Sar is set to disappoint Sir Alex Ferguson by walking away from football at the end of the season. The 40-year-old Manchester United keeper will call time on his playing career this summer and a coaching offer is on the table from Old Trafford manager Ferguson. But the Dutchman has decided to take a lengthy break after more than 20 years as a professional. Down time: Van der Sar has decided to take a break to enjoy family life He said: 'I will hopefully not start coaching too quickly. I will try to have 18 months or two years for myself - and I've a family to do nice things with too. 'I think about 80 per cent of players who played in football are saying that.' Van der sar starred for Ajax, Juventus and Fulham before joining United in 2005 but wishes he had linked up with Ferguson in 2001. The Cottagers offered a better deal at the time and Van der Sar added: 'One of the biggest regrets from both sides - United's and mine - is that we didn't come together earlier.'  Man United 5 Birmingham 0: The reasons why Red Devils are flying highBlackpool v MANCHESTER UNITED: Rafael back after ban for Premier League leadersWatch all the Premier League goals every week on our brilliant video playerClub-by-club guide to every Premier League transfer deal during JanuaryAll the latest Manchester United news, features and opinion  Explore more:People: Alex Ferguson, Edwin Van Der Sar


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