MARC OVERMARS’ new role as technical director at Royal Antwerp brings him more than DOUBLE the salary he earned at Ajax.
The former Arsenal star has been kicked out of the Dutch club for allegedly sending inappropriate text messages to staff.
His impressive track record as Ajax director of football saw him quickly recruited by Belgian club Royal Antwerp.
And his new side were willing to pay big bucks to recruit the 48-year-old for their backroom staff.
According to Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad, Overmars is making over £830,000 a year in his new role.
That’s more than DOUBLE his annual salary at four-time Champions League winners Ajax, which was said to be around £330,000.
Although Overmars’ position in Amsterdam included performance-related bonuses.
It is currently unknown if Antwerp will offer similar incentives to the former Gunner in his new role.
The club hope Overmars can mirror the signings he made at Ajax, including Hakim Ziyech and Davinson Sanchez, who were brought to the club before being sold on for hefty fees.
He also helped improve Ajax’s academy structure and boosted the careers of Frenkie de Jong, Matthijs de Ligt and Donny van de Beek, all of whom were also sold for big bucks.
FREE BETS AND SIGN UP OFFERS – THE BEST DEALS FOR NEW CUSTOMERS
Overmars said he was ashamed of his behavior when he resigned from his position at Ajax after it was discovered he had been sending X-rated pictures of himself to colleagues.
He said in a statement: “I am ashamed. Last week I was confronted with reports about my behavior. And how that was received by others.”
“Unfortunately, I didn’t realize that I’d crossed a line with that, but that’s become clear to me in the last few days. I suddenly felt enormous pressure. I apologize for that.
“Certainly this behavior is unacceptable for someone in my position. I see that now too. But it’s too late. I don’t see any other option than to leave Ajax.”
“It also has a major impact on my personal situation. So I ask everyone to leave me and my family alone.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/4956704/marc-overmars-doubles-salary-royal-antwerp-ajax-arsenal/ Ex-Arsenal star Marc Overmars has more than doubled his salary in his new job at Royal Antwerp after leaving Ajax in disgrace