Mark Overmar leaves Ajax after inappropriate messages to female coworkers: ‘I’m ashamed of myself’

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A decision taken after discussions in recent days with the club’s supervisory board and general manager Edwin van der Sar. Ajax said in a statement that Overmars had long sent “inappropriate” messages to several female colleagues.

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“I’m ashamed of myself,” said Overmars. “Last week I was faced with reports about my behavior. And how it was perceived by others. Unfortunately, I didn’t realize I had crossed the border, but it came to me these days. , I suddenly felt a tremendous amount of pressure. I’m sorry. Especially for someone in my position, this behavior is unacceptable. I still see it. But it’s too late. I don’t see any other option” There is no other option but to quit Ajax. It also has a big impact on my personal life. That’s why I’m asking everyone to leave me and my family alone.” Overmars had been Ajax’s director of football since 2012.

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