Former winger eyes return to the Emirates Stadium in coaching role.
Arsenal legend Marc Overmars wants to return to the club in the future as part of the coaching team.
The Dutch international winger was a firm favourite with the fans at Highbury during three successful season with Arsenal in which he scored 41 times in 142 games, and still has a strong relationship with manager Arsene Wenger.
The 39-year-old is now part of the management team at Dutch giants after calling time on his career, and does not envisage leaving his post as technical director in the near future. But he would like to progress into a role on the backroom staff at Arsenal, who are currently looking for an academy director following another club legend Liam Brady’s decision to leave his post.
Overmars’ former Holland and Arsenal team-mate Dennis Bergkamp has been link with replacing Brady. And Overmars admits he would be surprised if his name isn’t in the frame.
Overmars told the Evening Standard: “When you get older as a player, you work out what your qualities are for the future. I was quite fast to realise being a manager was not my job.
“The way I work with Ajax, I do the transfers, the contracts and organise the scouting, so it suits me. It wouldn’t surprise me if I work in the future at Arsenal — it could be a possibility.
“I’ve never discussed it with Arsene Wenger. But if the board think about the future and make a list of people to work at the club, it wouldn’t surprise me if I am on the list of people. However, at this moment, I want to stay at Ajax.”