Arsenal are looking at the possibility of bringing in former winger Marc Overmars as the club’s director of football in the summer. The 44-year-old is currently holding down the same post at Ajax but the Gunners want to change that (via The Daily Mirror).
Based on the way things are going, this is going to be a massive summer for Arsenal Football Club.
From the futures of Arsene Wenger, Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Özil to the need to upgrade a number of areas of the team in the transfer market, the Gunners have some work to do.
Well, it seems that the club is considering a new appointment to help with some of that, a director of football. English football has largely been opposed to such positions but reports indicate that Arsenal are lining up a move for former player, Marc Overmars.
The 44-year-old is currently holding the same position at Ajax but spent three successful seasons at Arsenal back in the late 1990s.
Directors of football oversee things like identifying transfer targets and that is something which Arsenal have struggled with in the last few seasons. The Gunners haven’t exactly recruited well in the last couple of seasons with the players signed either being overpriced or simply not good enough to play for the club.
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A director of football might be something worth pursuing. Ajax’s transfer dealings have been very efficient in recent seasons with solid recruitment and selling players like Daley Blind, Christian Eriksen and Arkadiusz Milik for high fees. Marc Overmars is clearly doing a good job at the Dutch giants but it will take more than just his appointment to turn things around at the Emirates.