Via Sport Witness comes a report from a not always credible source that Marc Overmars could be set to rejoin the club.
The original information comes from Tutto Mercato Web, and states that the former Gunner will leave his post with Ajax at the end of this season and has ‘reached agreement’ to come back to London with Arsenal.
There’s no information as to what exactly that role might be, but one would assume it’s some kind of football executive role similar to the one he’s had with the Dutch giants.
Could it be some kind of Director of Football position, but not the kind of Director of Football that Arsene Wenger doesn’t like?
There is certainly a need for fresh ideas and fresh faces at board level, and as we head towards the transfer window in January there’s more work for Ivan Gazidis and the manager to do after Dick Law left the club when his contract expired at the end of September.
Overmars has long been linked with a move back, especially as one of the few former players who has moved into the boardroom side of things post-retirement, so it would be an interesting appointment if it happens.
Reaction to his work at Ajax has been mixed, so we’ll have to wait and see how this one pans out.