Marc Overmars has signed a contract extension with Ajax as the director of football until 2026. The Dutchman has been linked with a move to Newcastle in recent months. His previous contract was set to expire in 2024. Ajax has been in scintillating form this season, winning all their six Champions League group games and sitting atop the Eredivisie.

“I still enjoy my job very much and get a lot of satisfaction from my work.” Ajax director of football Marc Overmars said. “The cooperation with my fellow board members is very good, as is with the people at the Future with whom I work in the field of scouting, youth, transfers, etc.”

“The Supervisory Board is very happy with Marc Overmars as director of football affairs. The performance of the A-selection composed under his responsibility is of course the most striking.” Ajax Chairman of the Supervisory Board Leen Meijaard said. “The team plays under the leadership of Erik ten, appointed by Marc. Hag is attractive and successful, both nationally and internationally. But we also see good development in other football-technical matters. With Marc in the management team, we think that the upward trend that our ambitious club started a few years ago can be continued.”

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