Arsenal chiefs are allegedly looking to hand former player, Marc Overmars, the role of Director of Football at the club.

  • Overmars could become Arsenal’s first ever Director of Football
  • The former winger is currently Director of Football at Ajax
  • Arsenal chiefs pushing for complete overhaul

Arsenal have never had a Director of Football before but reports claim that this could all change this summer.

With the Gunners floundering down in sixth in the Premier League and the players looking as if they’d rather be anywhere else than on a football pitch, Arsenal chiefs are said to be pushing for a complete overhaul of the club once the season’s over.

Overmars, who played 100 league games for Arsenal during his three years in north London, is apparently one of the contenders being looked at to step into the role.

The Director of Football, a role the former winger already occupies at Dutch club Ajax, would help complete transfers and oversee football at the club, which is something the Sportsmail understands Arsene Wenger isn’t keen on.

Wenger has been the main person in charge of transfers and Arsenal’s football philosophy for 21 years and he supposedly wouldn’t be too happy about handing over some of the power should he stay. However, Arsenal chiefs are said to be dead-set on making the appointment.

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