Former Arsenal winger Marc Overmars will leave his role with Ajax with immediate effect after the Eredivisie side said he had sent “a series of inappropriate messages to several female colleagues”.
The Dutchman, who had been the club’s director of football affairs for just under ten years, decided to step down from his role following talks with the club’s board, as well as chief executive and Manchester United icon Edwin van der Sar.
A statement from Ajax read: “Director of Football Affairs Marc Overmars will leave Ajax with immediate effect.
“He made this decision after discussions in recent days with the Supervisory Board and CEO Edwin van der Sar and communicated his intentions to them.
“A series of inappropriate messages sent to several female colleagues over an extended period of time underlies his decision to leave the club.”