AFC Ajax NV’s Board of Directors has extended Marc Overmars’ contract until June 30, 2024. This is in compliance with the procedure, in which the Director of Football Affairs can be re-appointed for the new period during the next General Shareholders Meeting.
Board President Leen Meijaard: “Marc Overmars let us know that that he strongly felt that he still had a lot to do at Ajax. His knows that we are extremely pleased with his performance. He has made a significant contribution to Ajax’s development, both athletically and financially, during his years on the management team. The Board of Directors is confident that, with him, we can continue to take big steps in the next few years. For the continuity in Ajax’s business endeavours, it is critical that key positions such as this one bring clarity for the future. In summary: we are pleased that Marc Overmars has committed to staying with Ajax for the longer term.”
Overmars: ‘Athletically, there is still a lot we wish to do.’
Director of Football Affairs Marc Overmars: “There are still so many challenges at Ajax and I am enjoying to be here. We’re making improvements in both the youth academy and the first team. In terms of the sport, there is still a lot we wish to do. Another thing which is important for me is a good working relationship with the people around me. This gives me pleasure and fulfillment.”
Great career on and off the field
Overmars (45) has been part of Ajax’s management team since the summer of 2012. Prior to that, he was at Go Ahead Eagles as the Football Affairs Commissioner, and he worked part-time as Ajax as an individual technical coach.
The former top player, who retired in 2009, played respectively for Go Ahead Eagles, Ajax, Arsenal FC and FC Barcelona. He also played 86 games with the Dutch national team, and scored 17 interland goals. He played in 193 official matches with Ajax, scoring 44 goals. He won the national championship three times with Ajax. As an Ajacied, he also won the Champions League, the Club World Cup, the KNVB Cup and the Super Cup – which would later become the Johan Cruijff Shield – three times.