Marc Overmars was a technically gifted player. He was also a world-class winger and one of many talents that Arsene Wenger managed to bring to Highbury.
Just a few seasons ago, he was constantly mentioned for the role of technical director at his former club but he decided against the offer.
Marc Overmars is currently the technical director at Ajax until 2024 but in the light of the dismissal of Raul Sanllehi, the Dutchman is the perfect choice to take up the reigns in an exciting trio which includes fellow former Gunners Arteta and Edu.
Overmars has made a huge contribution to the revival of Ajax over recent years, from the resurrection of the first team to establishing its prestigious and highly regarded academy, as well as increasing Ajax’s commercial potential on the global football stage but now, if Arsenal have the balls, it’s time to bring him home.
Overmars has a vast knowledge of the game and the type of experience that Raul Sanllehi could only dream of. He played at the highest level and has now become one of the brightest lights in the game behind the scenes. He has the connections, he has the know-how and he has the passion to turn the ruins of Arsenal football club back into domestic and global success.
Sanllehi’s departure will eventually be seen as a turning point for the club. Sanllehi was vastly overrated, a truly inexperienced individual, who had managed to bluff his way into two of the world’s top clubs.
Marc Overmars could signal a new direction and era for the North London club and if I were Stan Kroenke, I’d be calling him 20 times a day and filling up his Email inbox. I’d even consider stalking him.