Ajax director of football and former Arsenal star Marc Overmars has confirmed that he has received offers amid rumours claiming that he is a candidate to replace Edu Gaspar at the Emirates.
The Express revealed a couple of weeks ago that Edu’s job is at risk after what has been a disastrous 12 months for Arsenal. Under the Brazilian, Arsenal have spent over £300 million on signings, but have recouped just around £80 million through sales.
That is not a great record at all. If things don’t improve, Mikel Arteta isn’t the only one who could lose his job, Edu could as well. The report claims that Arsenal have already lined up Overmars as an option to replace the Brazilian if he’s shown the door.
Overmars confirms he has received offers amid Arsenal links
“The four of us (Overmars, Edwin van der Sar, Susan Lenderink and Menno Geelen) form good management and that’s important. We’re like a family, we’re close. And that’s important too. And who knows, we might have some good news soon.
“I’m not getting any younger. I’ve been offered the opportunity to go elsewhere too. That’s what happens and it’s always good to consider a move. But then I just think about how well things are going here. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it. If your old shoes are still comfy, keep wearing them.”
Would Overmars be open to a return?
Overmars’ statement there seems very diplomatic. He has maintained that he is very happy at Ajax, but has not ruled out leaving them. A return to Arsenal would be a great opportunity for him and if Ray Parlour is to be believed, the Dutchman is interested.
The Romford Pele said about a week ago: “Obviously he (Edu) worked in Brazil, even Marc Overmars – I’ve had a text off him before saying ‘Oh Ray, I need to go back to that club and sort it out.’”
If Arsenal end up sacking our current technical director, we will have to go for someone experienced. Overmars checks that box perfectly, and it won’t be a surprise to see him return to North London to replace Edu.