Former Arsenal star Marc Overmars has revealed that he would be open to returning to the club in the future as part of the backroom staff.
The Dutchman enjoyed a three-year spell at the club between 1997 and 2000 before hanging up his boots in 2004, and now holds the position of technical director at one of his former clubs, Ajax.
Overmars, who scored 41 goals in 142 appearances for the Gunners, admits that he is happy to continue his work at the Amsterdam Arena for the time being, but admits it is possible that a return to Arsenal could beckon one day in the future.
“When you get older as a player, you work out what your qualities are for the future,” Overmars told the London Evening Standard. “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.
Overmars is just one member of the famous Ajax team of the mid 90’s who have moved into staff roles at the club in recent times. Frank de Boer currently manages the club, working alongside another former Gunner in Denis Bergkamp, while former Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin Van Der Sar holds the position of sporting director.