Marc Overmars (born in Emst, 1973) has been the Director of Football Affairs at Ajax since the summer of 2012. Since, February 1, 2013, the former player who played for Ajax, Arsenal, and Barcelona, among others, has fulfilled this function as a statutory manager.
"I still feel very excited by my work and get a lot of satisfaction out of it. The cooperation with my fellow board members is very good, as well as with the people at the Toekomst (the Ajax sports complex) with whom I work together in the fields of scouting, youth, transfers, and the like. I have a feeling that my work at Ajax is not done yet, so I would like to continue here."
President-Commissioner Leen Meijaard: "The Supervisory board is very pleased with Marc Overmars as Director of Football Affairs. Of course, the performance of the first team under his leadership is most notable. The team, led by Erik ten Hag, who was appointed by Marc, is exciting and successful, both nationally and internationally."
"Furthermore, we also see the good development in other technical football matters. With Marc in the management team, we think that the upward trend that our ambitious club has been on for a few years can be continued."