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Ex-Arsenal star Marc Overmars Exits Ajax with immediate effect after sending series of inappropriate messages to Female colleagues. .

Ajax Sporting director and Former Arsenal star Marc Overmars has stepped down from his role at Ajax following a series of inappropriate messages sent by the Dutch.

A statement released by Ajax football club “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.”

The Ex – Barcelona star issued an apology and says he is “ashamed of the reports”

The 48-year-old said: “I am ashamed. Last week I was confronted with reports about my behaviour and how this has come across to others.

“Unfortunately, I didn’t realise that I was crossing the line with this, but that was made clear to me in recent days. I suddenly felt enormous pressure.”

“I apologise. Certainly for someone in my position, this behaviour is unacceptable. I now see that too.

“But it is too late. I see no other option but to leave Ajax. This also has a major impact on my private situation. That is why I ask everyone to leave me and my family alone.”

Leen Meijard, the Supervisory board chairman commenting on Overmars behavior says the behavior was devastating to the women and also admitted it was rightly so that he left the club.

CEO  Van Der Sar added ““I find the situation appalling for everyone and I agree with Leen Meijaard’s words.

“In my role, I also feel responsible to help colleagues. A safe sport and working climate is very important. We will pay even more attention to this in the near future.”

“Marc and I have been playing together since the early 1990s, first at Ajax and then with the national team, and we have been colleagues in the management of Ajax for almost 10 years now.

“That has now come to a very abrupt end. We are working on something very wonderful here at Ajax, so this news will also be a blow to everyone who cares about Ajax.”

Prior to this announcement Marc Overmars  held the position as Ajax Sporting director for close to a decade.