Marc Overmars, a former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder, has reportedly turned down offers to join Newcastle United’s new management team.
The Dutchman now works for Ajax as Director of Football, a position he has held for more than a decade. Overmars, on the other hand, was not a product of the club’s renowned academy, having graduated from Go Ahead Eagles as a youth and later joining the Amsterdam squad.
Arsenal came in for him during Arsene Wenger’s early days. In 1997, he moved to the Premier League, where he had an immediate impact, eventually scoring in the 1998 FA Cup final. He was a member of the Arsenal side that won the league and cup double for the Gunners that season.
Overmars departed for Barcelona in 2000 alongside fellow Gunner Emmanuel Petit. His career was dogged by injuries, however, and he never reached such heights in Catalonia.
source : fourfourtwo