Arsenal legend Marc Overmars leaves Ajax after sending ‘inappropriate messages’ to female colleagues

Arsenal hero Marc Overmars leaves Ajax director of football part just after sending ‘inappropriate messages’ to feminine colleagues, which Edwin van der Sar models ‘appalling for everyone’

  • Marc Overmars has remaining Ajax about his ‘inappropriate messages’ to colleagues
  • The director of soccer affairs despatched the messages to a number of female colleagues
  • Overmars spoke with the supervisory board  and Ajax CEO Edwin van der Sar
  • Ex-goalkeeper Van der Sar described the condition as  ‘appalling for everyone’

Marc Overmars has still left his function at Ajax just after sending a series of ‘inappropriate messages’ to feminine colleagues, the Dutch giants have introduced.

Director of soccer affairs Overmars has stood down immediately after discussions with main govt Edwin van der Sar and the supervisory board adhering to experiences of alleged misconduct.

A assertion on Ajax’s formal web page claimed: ‘Director of football affairs Marc Overmars will leave Ajax with instant effect.

Marc Overmars has left his position at Ajax following 'inappropriate messages' to colleagues

Marc Overmars has remaining his place at Ajax next ‘inappropriate messages’ to colleagues

‘He made this decision immediately after conversations in new times with the supervisory board and CEO Edwin van der Sar and communicated his intentions to them.

‘A collection of inappropriate messages sent to a number of woman colleagues above an extended period of time of time underlies his decision to depart the club.’

Former Ajax, Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder Overmars, who had been in his write-up given that the summer months of 2012, admitted his behaviour experienced been ‘unacceptable’ and issued an apology.

Overmars left after meeting with Ajax CEO Edwin van der Sar and the supervisory board

Overmars remaining just after conference with Ajax CEO Edwin van der Sar and the supervisory board

The 48-yr-outdated reported: ‘I am ashamed. Past 7 days I was confronted with reports about my behaviour and how this has occur throughout to others.

‘Unfortunately, I failed to realise that I was crossing the line with this, but that was produced very clear to me in latest times. I out of the blue felt tremendous tension.

‘I apologise. Definitely for anyone in my situation, this behaviour is unacceptable. I now see that as well.

The former director of football affairs sent inappropriate messages to female colleagues

The previous director of football affairs despatched inappropriate messages to feminine colleagues

‘But it is much too late. I see no other choice but to depart Ajax. This also has a key influence on my private predicament. That is why I request everyone to go away me and my family members by yourself.’

Supervisory board chairman Leen Meijaard said Overmars’ behaviour had been ‘devastating’ for the ladies involved, and admitted there was very little option but for ‘probably the greatest football director that Ajax has had’ to depart.

Previous Holland crew-mate Van der Sar included: ‘I find the circumstance appalling for all people and I concur with Leen Meijaard’s phrases.

Overmars spent three years at Arsenal and won the Premier League title in the 1997-98 season

 Overmars invested a few yrs at Arsenal and received the Leading League title in the 1997-98 season

‘In my part, I also experience accountable to support colleagues. A protected sport and performing local climate is incredibly crucial. We will pay out even additional interest to this in the in the vicinity of upcoming.

‘Marc and I have been enjoying together considering the fact that the early 1990s, initial at Ajax and then with the countrywide team, and we have been colleagues in the administration of Ajax for just about 10 decades now.

‘That has now occur to a pretty abrupt close. We are doing work on a thing pretty excellent right here at Ajax, so this information will also be a blow to everyone who cares about Ajax.’