Arsenal icon Marc Overmars “enjoying” Ajax role amid Ray Parlour conversation

Former Arsenal winger Marc Overmars has played down a move back to north London as technical director insisting he is enjoying life in Amsterdam.

The 48-year-old is the director of football at Ajax, a role he has held for nine years.

There has been growing discontent amongst Arsenal fans at current director Edu following a heavy summer of spending but no points to show for it.

The Gunners lie bottom of the Premier League table having fallen to three defeats in their opening three matches.

Boss Mikel Arteta spent more than any other top-flight manager during the recent transfer window.

Mikel Arteta and technical director Edu are under pressure at the Emirates
(Image: 2019 Simon Stacpoole/Offside)

This frustration has led to Arsenal reportedly looking for a new man to take on Edu’s role with former wideman Marc Overmars topping their list.

Metro report former teammate Ray Parlour has even held talks about the prospect of a return to the club but Overmars is in no rush to leave Ajax:

“As I’ve said before a number of times we’re really enjoying ourselves,” Overmars told Ajax TV.

Arsenal fans, would you like to see Marc Overmars take over as technical director? Let us know in the comments section.

Marc Overmars is the current director of football at Ajax, a role he has held since 2012
Marc Overmars is the current director of football at Ajax, a role he has held since 2012
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“We’re moving in the right direction. The four of us form good management and that’s important.

“We’re like a family, we’re close. And that’s important too. And who knows, we might have some good news soon.

“I’m not getting any younger. I’ve been offered the opportunity to go elsewhere too.”

Overmars has spoken to ex-teammate Ray Parlour about returning to north London
Overmars has spoken to ex-teammate Ray Parlour about returning to north London
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Overmars made 100 appearances for the Gunners between 1997 and 2000 helping the club win an impressive double in 1998.

He then left to join Barcelona where he became the most expensive Dutch footballer of all time, following a £25m move.

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