Marc Overmars left Ajax in early February after admitting “unacceptable” behavior towards a colleague, leaving the Dutch giants without a director of football
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Overmars, 48, stepped down from his role with the Dutch giants in early February after admits he sent sexually inappropriate messages to other members of staff.
Before Arsenal and the Dutch winger has been in the role since 2012 and signed a new contract until 2026 shortly before leaving office.
Ajax chief executive Edwin van der Sar, 51, has taken over as director of football temporarily as the club looks for a new incumbent.
And the Amsterdam side have identified Cruyff, 48, as the leading candidate for the role with the intention of appointing him this summer.
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Cruyff, son of Ajax legend Johan, has worked for the Catalan giants as a sports consultant since last summer.
The report adds he will discuss his future with Barcelona, where he has a lot of influence in shaping the future of the club.
Blaugrana president Joan Laporta considers Cruyff, who spent time at Ajax’s academy, to be an integral part of coach Xavi’s support team.
Barca are expected to offer their chief executive a new contract but interest from the Netherlands could lead him to make a difficult decision this summer.
Meanwhile, Ajax are said to have other unspecified options on the table to fill the role that Overmars vacated due to behavior he admitted was “unacceptable”.
“I’m embarrassed,” Overmars said in a statement Ajax’s website.
“Last week, I was faced with reports of my conduct. And how this has happened to other people. Unfortunately, I didn’t realize I had crossed the line with this. this, but that has been clarified by me in recent days.
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“Now I see it too. But it’s too late. I have no choice but to leave Ajax.
“This also has a big impact on my privacy. That’s why I ask everyone to leave me and my family alone.”
Overmars’ resignation comes after Ajax management received numerous complaints from female employees that he had sent them inappropriate messages and sexually explicit photos.
He has been linked with a role at Newcastle just a few months earlier following the £305m takeover of Magpies by the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia and had previously hinted that he wanted to take an executive position in Premier League.
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