|Desc||Initially struggled at Arsenal. But soon found his feet, ending his debut campaign with 12 goals and becoming a key player in the Arsenal side which won the double in 1998. Eventually left for Barcelona in a £25m deal, making him the most expensive player in Dutch football history|
|Org||Dutch National Team|
|Club as Player||Barcelona FC|
2019 01 Retrieve
[He became director of football at Ajax in 2012 and was recently linked with a return to the Gunners before signing a new contract with the Dutch side] There are still plenty of challenges at Ajax and I’m having a good time here. We are taking steps with both the youth academy and the first team and we still want to show a lot
2019 03 26 Retrieve
[Ajax director Marc Overmars has refused to reveal whether the Dutch club are looking to bring Tottenham duo Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld back to Amsterdam] We have to be patient and see what the future holds
2019 04 29 Retrieve
[director of football Marc Overmars explains Ajax “paid way too much” to United because they were so keen to sign Daley Blind] [Blind’s signing] was important for Matthijs, because I knew that Matthijs liked to play with Daley at the Dutch team.
2020 02 13 Retrieve
[Lassina Traore - From ‘too fat’ to Ajax’s long-awaited Kluivert successor] With the inside of his foot he can shoot very accurately and powerfully. I am not saying that he can do everything else perfectly, but he does pick things up quickly. He is a happy boy and that is also important. On the way to the top, 50 per cent is determined by quality and the other half is a mental issue.
2020 06 23 Retrieve
[Ajax director Overmars rules out signing Tottenham’s Vertonghen] I did speak to his [Vertonghen’s] agent, but we made other choices. Jan is no longer a left-back either. We have confidence in Sven Botman and Lisandro Martínez can also play there