Arsenal have been in talks with Marc Overmars to take over as the Technical Director of the club, according to reports in the English Press. The departure of Sven Mislintat has left a massive place in the backroom staff making way for another high profile entry into the Arsenal backroom.
The 46 year old German is set to leave his Head of Recruitment position at Arsenal after reportedly being frustrated with his role at the club. The former Borussia Dortmund scout is also said to have had a breakdown in his relationship with Head of football Raul Sanllehi.
Monchi was previously heavily linked with the job given that both Emery and Monchi worked together at Sevilla. But given that Monchi is tied to a long term deal at the Italian club, it will be difficult to prize the Spaniard away.
Marc Overmars, on the other hand, has been bringing some delightfully young players and also doing some astute piece of business back in his homeland. The former Dutch winger has brought in the likes of Mathijs de Ligt, Davy Klaasen and Justin Kluivert with Danish international Kasper Dolberg also having come in through the Ajax ranks.
While Frenkie de Jong, Arek Milik and Davinson Sanchez were also scouted and brought from other other clubs at a very nominal price and then sold for massive profits under Marc Overmars tenure at the club.
Raul Sanllehi is looking for a candidate who knows both sides of football and one who can converse with Emery about tactics and implement vision throughout the football club.
Since Arsenal had annouced that Sven Mislintat was leaving the club, there has been a consistent discontent at the club with many arguing whether a scout who unearthed several priceless talents like Ousmane Dembele, Pulisic, Aubameyang, Kagama and so many more is worth losing over a petty boardroom rift.
However the crucial thing in this case which makes it virtually the best decision possible is the fact that Raul Sanllehi and Mislintat have had serious ‘spats’,according to reports on multiple occasions, and hence the best viable decision for everyone involved was to mutually part ways.
With Arsenal being in a transition phase, it is really important for them to hire a sporting director as soon as possible. And with options like Edu and Marc Overmars being pursued, it is great for the club to hire a candidate who knows the club, its supporters and the deeply embodies the very values that make the club great.
With the Gunner’s hierarchy not offering enough budget to Emery in the transfer window, it is important for Raul Sanllehi to find the right contender for the job. And with Marc Overmars astute pieces of business and vision for the future, he is no doubt, one of the very best choices out there to actually lift Arsenal from this slump and help implement a long term plan for the growth of the club both on and off the pitch.