The current sports director of the Royal Antwerp Football Club, Marc Overmars, was hospitalized in Antwerp after suffering a minor stroke. The former player of Arsenal, FC Barcelona and the selection of Netherlandshe is out of danger but he will have to take his recovery easy in the first days of 2023. Surrounded by his loved ones and family, his inner circle asked that privacy be respected at this delicate time and preferred not to give more details about it.
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The Dutch legend worked on the ajax until February of last year until it was made public that he had sent “a series of inappropriate messages” to some club employees. A month later he found a job in Belgium and was officially introduced: he signed a four-year contract to replace Luciano D’Onofrio. Since then, he has fulfilled his function with an extreme low profile so that the investigations against him are not raised again and complicate his stay in the new team that placed their trust in him.
The Belgian team communicated what happened through a statement on their social networks: “Marc Overmars, director of football affairs for the Royal Antwerp Football Club, fell ill in the last few hours and was admitted to the hospital with a minor heart attack. Marc is adjusting well so far, but he will have to go slow for a while. Overmars and his family are focusing on his recovery and wish to have no further comment. RAFC wishes Marc a speedy recovery!”
On his arrival in Belgium, Marc explained that he was determined to put his mistakes in the past. “I want to turn the Ajax page and start a new chapter here”, he declared to the media present at his presentation. And he added about it: “My departure was unfortunate. I have to get over that and move on, and that’s what I’m going to do now. What happened had no influence on my negotiations with Antwerp, which were good. It won’t happen again”.
On the side of the Royal Antwerp manager, sven jaecquesrevealed that he did not consult the club’s female employees before hiring Overmars and gave the former footballer his vote of confidence. “We are a club that gives people second chances”closed the leader.
During his playing career Overmars excelled not only at Ajax; also at Arsenal and at FC Barcelona, where he spent four seasons. Throughout his career with the boots he held 14 titles. In addition, he participated in two World Cups with his team: United States 1994 and France 1998.
With information from EFE.
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Former footballer Marc Overmars was rushed to hospital for a stroke