According to AJAX communication, the 48-year-old would have opted for discussions with the Supervisory Board around Managing Director Edvin van der Sar to this step. “I’m ashamed,” Overmar was quoted. “Last week, I was confronted with reports on my behavior and how that arrives at others, unfortunately I did not realize that I exceeded a border, but that was made clear to me in recent days.”
Overmars have felt “enormous pressure”. “I apologize. Surely this behavior is unacceptable for someone in my position. I’ll see that now too. But it’s too late. I see no other way to leave as ajax. That also affects my private situation. Therefore, I all ask me and my family al1. “
Significant statements from Meijaard and van der Sar
The AJAX officials also turned up. The Chairman of the Supervisory Board Leen Meijaard spoke of a “dramatic situation for all involved. It is devastating for the women who had to deal with the behavior. When we have experienced it, we were immediately traded and carefully weighed, which was best to do – all In consultation with CEO Edwin van der Sar and supported by an external expert. “
Overmars was probably the best football director, the Ajax ever had, Meijaard continued. But he was “over the limits”, so a further employment was not an option, “as he detected”.
Van der Sar, who won with Overmars, among other things, the European Cup of the national champion with Ajax in 1995, Meijaard agreed to “terrify” the situation. They have been together in the square, “and we have been colleagues in the management of Ajax for almost ten years. That’s a very abrupt end.”
Overmars had taken the post as a football director in the summer of 2012. In December 2021 his contract had been extended until June 2026.