Arsenal & Barca Legend; Overmars Resigned from Ajax After Sexual Allegation
The Arsenal and Barcelona legend, who happened to be Ajax Director of Football Affairs; Marc Overmars has left Ajax with immediate effect.
He made this decision after discussions in recent days with the Supervisory Board and CEO Edwin van der Sar and communicated his intentions to them. A series of inappropriate messages sent to several female colleagues over an extended period of time underlies his decision to leave the club.
Overmars: "I am ashamed. Last week I was confronted with reports about my behavior. And how this has come across to others. Unfortunately, I didn't realize that I was crossing the line with this, but that was made clear to me in recent days. I suddenly felt enormous pressure. I apologize. Certainly for someone in my position, this behavior is unacceptable. I now see that too. But it is too late. I see no other option but to leave Ajax. This also has a major impact on my private situation. That is why I ask everyone to leave me and my family alone."
Marc Overmars (born 1973) has been the Director of Football Affairs at Ajax since the summer of 2012. Since 1 February 2013, the former star footballer who played at Ajax, Arsenal and Barcelona, among others, has held this position as a statutory director. He was recently reappointed for a new term, until June 30, 2026.
Overmars was accused my some female footballers for sending them inappropriate messages asking for sex.
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