Ajax director of football Marc Overmars quits over 'inappropriate messages to female colleagues'

► Subscribe to Sky Sports News: http://bit.ly/SkySportsNewsSub

Marc Overmars, Ajax's director of football affairs, will leave the club with immediate effect after the Dutch champions said he sent a "series of inappropriate messages to several female colleagues"

Ajax stated Overmars made the decision to step down after talks over recent days with the club's board and chief executive Edwin van der Sar.

Overmars - the former Arsenal, Barcelona and Ajax winger - told the club's website: "I am ashamed. Last week I was confronted with reports about my behaviour and how this has come across to others.

"Unfortunately, I didn't realise that I was crossing the line with this, but that was made clear to me in recent days. I suddenly felt enormous pressure. I apologise.

"Certainly for someone in my position, this behaviour is unacceptable. I now see that too. But it is too late. I see no other option but to leave Ajax.

"This also has a major impact on my private situation. That is why I ask everyone to leave me and my family alone."

#SkySportsNews #SkySports

00:00 - Overmars leaves Ajax over inappropriate messages
00:19 - Background to this story
01:03 - Overmars says he was unaware of crossing boundaries.
02:48 - Fears over Ajax club culture / more to come
03:57 - How damaging is this for Ajax?

More from Sky Sports on YouTube:

► Sky Sports Retro: http://bit.ly/SkySportsRetroSub
► Sky Sports: http://bit.ly/SkySportsSub
► Sky Sports Football: http://bit.ly/SSFootballSub
► Sky Sports Boxing: http://bit.ly/SSBoxingSub
► Sky Sports F1: http://bit.ly/SubscribeSkyF1
► Sky Sports Cricket: http://bit.ly/SubscribeSkyCricket
► Sky Sports Golf: https://bit.ly/SubscribeSkySportsGolf

70 komentarze:

Chris Lake
Chris Lake:
Giggs and Overmars still competing against each other. Time to give it up guys.
Tony Coughlan
Tony Coughlan:
Overmars sliding into the Ajax chicks DMs 🤣🤣😂😂
Tolo G
Tolo G:
One wonders why with all his success, charm and power he can’t quit behaving inappropriate with women. Some men need to get a grip instead of destroying their legacy and shame their family !
TheProGamerz 28
TheProGamerz 28:
“need to make sure women are protected” am I missing something here? either the messages are much worse than I imagine or hes just overreacting coz flirtatious messages happen all the time doesn’t make the receiving people victims. and the fact that no one came out about it before himself makes me think surely they can’t be that bad or we would have heard earlier
JC
JC:
Prison FC’s director of football here we go🤣🤣🤣
pontificator
pontificator:
What would Luciano Moggi do in this case?
Best Director ever, he would of course take this oppourtunity and hire one of the 5 best sports director if not the best during the last decade.
Wael Ali
Wael Ali:
I think both the quickness and effectiveness of Ajax's response will determine how they limit the damage.
Jay G
Jay G:
Let’s get him at arsenal ffs
ASYRAF SYAHLA
ASYRAF SYAHLA:
That's a huge mistake for Ajax
Muse Ahmed
Muse Ahmed:
What if he says "It was just locker room talk." 🤔
jimmi hendrix hendrix
jimmi hendrix hendrix:
Nobody is perfect.There is a moon in everyone.There is a dark side in everyone.
Kristian Gibbings
Kristian Gibbings:
He'll have his pick to choose from.
Goldgiver Beatz
Goldgiver Beatz:
He told his female colleague she really made the kit look good
jc dova
jc dova:
That’s too bad and hopefully the legend will rise again soon.
Lili Dili
Lili Dili:
when u give the dishwashers too much power and they start ruining everythings
Random Gaz
Random Gaz:
Dribbles down the wing, and his trousers....
since1892
since1892:
Hello Ajax, we are not calling Marc anymore 😂🤣🤭
CatchMeOffsides
CatchMeOffsides:
I think the power got to him

Must have forgotten he lives in 2022!
David de Bruijn
David de Bruijn:
exceptional English. Proud to hear it!
D MERLS
D MERLS:
I tend not to have sympathy when rich, famous and married men have issues with women. Leave this kind of stuff to broke nobodies who may struggle to do well with the ladies.
Rob ENSUR
Rob ENSUR:
Cannot they find a better Dutch commentator?
Synthesizer Patel
Synthesizer Patel:
Marc Underbras
Brandon Eddy
Brandon Eddy:
Arsenal have to get Marc for sure!
Jude Eze
Jude Eze:
Let's bring him home to the Emirates, North London
S King
S King:
Would love him at united but the glazers would never.
Aboebi Aboebi
Aboebi Aboebi:
Thanks Marc 😂
Nemesis86
Nemesis86:
Funny how the PC brigade are branding this as shameful yet there isn't a single one of us who hasn't either sent a naked picture or been sent a naked picture from a woman before 😂. I meen true it may have been in bad taste but we don't know what these women did in response or even if they sent some to him
Marko Milas
Marko Milas:
No more getting him in icon packs, big win from ea 🤣🤣
HO SUM YUEN
HO SUM YUEN:
just messages ??? what else, marc?
TEE-JAY 🇸🇱
TEE-JAY 🇸🇱:
Overmars to utd> Ten Hag to utd
Able Mukundi-Jiho
Able Mukundi-Jiho:
Here after fifa suspended his ultimate team card
BabsW
BabsW:
We need to see the messages
morbius
morbius:
We need DOF (NUFC) :)
Steven Downes
Steven Downes:
Lol don't try chat up a woman these days or loss you'r job 🤣😂🤡
KS
KS:
No warning!
chrisdee
chrisdee:
Overmars tried to step over the scandal but ultimately fell in the canal.
AFC Cape Town
AFC Cape Town:
The door to Arsenal is always open to you
Overmars>Edu
Shooting sports Transparency
Shooting sports Transparency:
*Breaking News* Marc Overmars asked by John de Mol to take over the vacant seat in the Voice panel.
Puppy 1975
Puppy 1975:
Oh, the little tinker! 🙄
Star Wonder
Star Wonder:
Shocked by HUMAN NATURE... 🤔
Victor Oleru
Victor Oleru:
Heading to New Castle or Man United incomes Ten Hag
Master Chief
Master Chief:
Lol, could share a cell with DT.
Craig Waters
Craig Waters:
🤯🤯
CRs7HD
CRs7HD:
Here we goo againnn
The Hh
The Hh:
Sets up Erik ten Hag to United in the summer nicely! 🔴
Camagu Livumile
Camagu Livumile:
You can't even flirt in football in our days 🙆🏼‍♂️🙆🏼‍♂️🙆🏼‍♂️🤦🏼‍♂️🤦🏼‍♂️🤦🏼‍♂️🤷🏼‍♂️🤷🏼‍♂️🤷🏼‍♂️. Like I always say: The are three sides in a story: Her side, His side and the Truth.
Junior Lion
Junior Lion:
What did the message read ?....how bad was it ?
Can someone please leak them on s sports 🤷🏾‍♂️
Wramerdam Milot
Wramerdam Milot:
His career in football is over now
Lucas Melrose-Steel
Lucas Melrose-Steel:
Removed from fifa 😂😂😂
Peter Crosbie
Peter Crosbie:
Marc “Can I see your” Bras
Hereward Of Bourn
Hereward Of Bourn:
Lol its getting silly
Ether_Lana
Ether_Lana:
He was an Arsenal player so what do you expect
CHD
CHD:
Everything is recorded now.
ilias
ilias:
To New Castle
Conner.
Conner.:
What do they class as inappropriate?? This is a country full of legal sex houses ??? Perhaps Brothels is inappropriate ?
Jason Taylor
Jason Taylor:
Everton bound
Keep Eating
Keep Eating:
I want to know what he texted
GUILLERMO VILLAR MAMANI
GUILLERMO VILLAR MAMANI:
If he had had more respect to his now former female colleagues, he would have remained at the club, really. Greetings from Lima, Peru.
Mufc11
Mufc11:
Some of these comments are Neanderthal in content I'd say it's worrying.
Mechayq
Mechayq:
Let the man do his thing
Decio da Silva
Decio da Silva:
He was probably just being a normal man you know, asking girls out...the problem with weman these days is that they want to be treated like man...
GUILLERMO VILLAR MAMANI
GUILLERMO VILLAR MAMANI:
This is a very serious problem, really. Greetings from Lima, Peru.
Star Wonder
Star Wonder:
"THE GREAT RESET"? BY PROFESSOR WALTER VEITH AND MARTIN SMITH YOU TUBE POWERFUL POWERFUL WATCH FROM SOUTH AFRICA ENJOY 😄🙏🏾
THE DESTROYER
THE DESTROYER:
Not this again
Robert Love
Robert Love:
Women and football just does not go together we'll keep out
thehypercovery
thehypercovery:
Cancel cultue in full force
DW
DW:
Shagga
CodeWeb
CodeWeb:
This is what happens when people leave God in secular societies.
LindyLou
LindyLou:
Why does this happen over and over again? If nothing else, don’t footballers and club staff have any awareness of the news and the potential negative impact of social media?
prince of zamunda
prince of zamunda:
we can't text grown adults "inappropriately" now? what's the world come to? I warned people this would happen the moment we allowed women into men's sports. the game is soo pussified it's not interesting anymore. Pathetic 🚮