Reports: Arsenal lining up Overmars as director of football

Date published: Wednesday 12th April 2017 12:03

Reports suggest Arsenal could be looking to create a new director of football role.

Former winger Marc Overmars is a leading candidate to fill the role of Arsenal’s first-ever director of football, according to reports.

The new role will see the candidate have control over transfers as well as the club’s footballing principles and Overmars is believed to be one of the frontrunners for the position.

Arsene Wenger would no doubt be concerned at the prospect if he stayed on as manager, with the Frenchman having full control over several aspects of the club, including transfers, over his 21-year stay at the club.

The Daily Mail claims Overmars ‘is someone who interests the club’ and the Gunners have started looking around for potential targets for the new role.

The Dutchman spent three seasons at Arsenal where he played over 100 matches for the club in all competitions and won the Premier League and FA Cup.

Another candidate to fill the position could be Borussia Dortmund’s sporting director Michael Zorc with the Arsenal hierarchy thought to be impressed by the German.

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