Where is Marc Overmars now?
Former Arsenal winger, Marc Overmars also known as ‘The Flying Dutchman’ ended up retiring from his illustrious career on two occasions.
The first time was in 2004 whilst playing for Barcelona and then again in 2009 after he was persuaded to return to football with Dutch side Go Ahead Eagles – the club where he started his playing career.
Renowned for his speed and technique, Overmars won a number of trophies over his 19-year career including the Eredivisie title four times and the UEFA Champions League with Ajax as well as the Premier League and FA Cup double with Arsenal.
He was also a mainstay for the Netherlands national side in the 1990’s and early 2000’s and won 86 caps, scoring 17 goals.
He was also part of the Holland squad which competed in the 1994 and 1998 FIFA World Cup Finals and the 2000 and 2004 UEFA European Championships.
Upon retiring from playing, Overmars stayed on at Go Ahead Eages to work as their director of football before resigning in 2012 to join Dutch giants Ajax of Amsterdam in a similar role.
In April 2017, it was widely reported that Overmars was the front-runner for the new director of football role at his former club Arsenal but nothing came of it.
He has since signed a new contract at Ajax which will see him remain as the club’s director of football until 2024.
Away from football he co-owns a restaurant in his hometown Epe and is a partner in the family business Overmars Vastgoed BV which invests in commercial and residental buildings.
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Marc Overmars: Premier League Statistics
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