Marc Overmars


#21

Receiving a lot of criticsm for the current state of Ajax. I’m not convinced of him joining us in two years, if Wenger leaves, being a good thing.


#22

Overmars linked to Arsenal return… again.


#23

Overmars (and Bergkamp) is getting his fair share of criticism as TD for Ajax. Not sure we should put him at the helm of our football operations.

I wouldn’t be against taking the gamble with Pires. Even if he hasn’t proven anything to get that role. Because of the French connection we’ll maintain and I guess he has put in work as far as his network goes as an Arsenal ambassador.

It’s hard to say who will make a good TD anyway. Monchi, Emenalo, Sammer, Beguiristan, Rangnick, Vasilyev . A few of better known football directors/vice-presidents of football at various clubs; there doesn’t seem to be a pattern at all. Ex-players, extensive careers as managers or no background in football at all.


#24

This all sounds so familiar.

But what do Traoré and Dost have in common? Absolutely nothing. Overmars just looked for a new striker, not using any profile whatsoever. Same goes with new goalie Tim Krul, who is a good shot-stopper, but completely different as a player than Cillessen was.

What?! How is that even possible? Why would any director offer Serero so much money, that he can’t possibly earn that elsewhere? I like Serero, he is a hard-working player and had his value for Ajax, but why pay him so much money? The South-African midfielder is ready to throw away a year of his career, just because he gets payed enough.


#25

Has Dick Law officially left? I haven’t read any official news or statements by anyone.


#26

Marc not joining us.

Dutch source: https://sportnieuws.nl/voetbal/buitenland/overmars-ga-helemaal-naar-arsenal/


#27

Can’t say I’m disappointed. He hasn’t been highly praised based on what I’ve read about him.