Newcastle line up a move to beat Arsenal to Edu’s replacement

Marc Overmars looks set to join Newcastle United as their football director as the Magpies look to restructure their club.

Top European clubs have admired the former Arsenal star as he continues to achieve outstanding success at Ajax.

De Telegraaf says Newcastle is looking to bring him back to England as their next technical director.

The Sun claims Arsenal has a longstanding interest in him to fill the same role at the Emirates.

Edu is the Gunners’ current technical director and this link means he would replace the Brazilian if he moved to the Emirates.

Edu had been under serious pressure after Arsenal’s poor start to the season.

Not all his signings for the Gunners have made sense, with the likes of David Luiz and Willian proving to be poor acquisitions.

Overmars, on the other hand, has overseen a decade of success at Ajax with the Dutch club continuing to compete in Europe despite almost always cashing in on their best players.

His work shows he could help Arsenal become a powerful club on and off the pitch again, but Newcastle could beat them to appoint him.

Although he has a deal at Ajax that lasts until 2024, the Magpies have a lot of money to spend following their recent sale to a fund link to the Saudi Arabian government.

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20 Comments

  1. Dannygumner says:

    So it begins not that is matters for we’re well out of the game of glory and titles..

    Newcastle can have all the money in the world 🌎 but if behind the scene of the players and football pitch is wrong then you’re throwing money at a sinking ship.

    It’s called being shrewed with ambition first get management right then go buy the beautiful gifts that make it all bind together.

    Best move Arsenal can make in my beliefs are go get Graham Potter he has done wonders with that Brighton team he lacks a striking force to compliment their positional play.
    We can no longer play this romantic novice game with Arteta and us fans must not live on the history of our wonderful Arsenal and expect the early Wenger years we must be shrewed.

  2. Val says:

    He may well have had alot of success with Ajax over the last 10 years but the Dutch league and the premier league are 2 different beasts.

    Ajax are known for developing great young players that then in turn feeds the top clubs. what i mean is, is that once they get some success on the pitch, the players who are decent, move on for big money and the process repeats, its just a trend i have seen with the club over the years.

    Can he do that in the premier league? i doubt it
    he would be expected to go in there and transform the club with big signings, quality signings – which is in itself the complete opposite to how he has been working in Holland

    1. Reggie says:

      Dont under estimate Overmars, people never gave him the credit he deserved but it was telling what Gary Neville said about him. He is top class and if he ends up at Newcastle, he will be a success.

      1. Reggie says:

        We should have had him over the luckless Edu.

    2. The-Real-Vieira-Lynn-4ever says:

      although I’m certainly not suggesting that the Dutch League is comparable to the PL, but if you witnessed Ajax’s deeper Champions League runs, in more recent years, or the manner in which they dismantled a very formidable Dortmund squad mid-week, you might want to have a bit of a rethink in this regards…if they were to play a 5 game series with our current squad, considering the tactics of our present manager, I would love to know how you think we would fare…as it stands, it would be hard not to bet on our Dutch counterparts to take that series in quite a convincing fashion

      1. The-Real-Vieira-Lynn-4ever says:

        previous post was in response to Val’s

  3. The-Real-Vieira-Lynn-4ever says:

    if somehow the Magpies managed to secure the services of both Overmars and ten Hag, before our little experiment has come to it’s logical conclusion, it would be absolutely heartbreaking…we already missed out on Klopp, Tuchel and possibly even Pep, as a result of our unwillingness to oust Wenger in a timely fashion, so if we missed out again and had to watch this club rise from relative PL obscurity, it would be gut-wrenching

    1. Reggie says:

      I agree TRVL but im afraid thats where we are now, a mid table team with a rookie manager and an owner who doesn’t understand football. Not looking too bright then.

  4. ken1945 says:

    OT and hope that you don’t mind Pat!!!
    There is a video on YouTube called “Farewell Highbury” and it shows the demolition works at this wonderful old ground.
    Heartbreaking and poignant for all who resonate with Highbury.

    Pat, what’s your take on it?

    1. ken1945 says:

      Also OT – Mike Dean banned from any PL game this weekend, due to his performance Monday evening…. about time!!!!!!!!

      1. Reggie says:

        Thats a scoop ken, i cant find anything.

      2. Sue says:

        I’ve noticed he’s down as the 4th official in a couple of games over the weekend, Ken… hardly a punishment hey?!

        1. ken1945 says:

          No Sue it isn’t and, meanwhile, players he is supposed to protect could be out injured.
          PL referees could earn over £100,000 a year and are never called out for blatant calls like the one on Monday evening.
          I believe Mike Dean is the worst referee I have ever seen and I still believe he CHEATS.

          I cannot think of any other profession, apart from bankers (sorry Grandad) and politicians who can get away with such crass decisions.

          Getting ready for tonight’s game in my room and will be looking to see everything that my friend Loose Cannon sees 👀👀
          Let’s hope for a win Sue – 2-0 to the Gunners!!

      3. Sean Williams says:

        In the early 2000’s Mike Dean was suspended from officiating through being associated with a venture with a betting company. Links are still online from the Guardian Archive. Would trust him in any game.

        1. Sean Williams says:

          Wouldn’t trust him in any game. Money,money, money Abba sang.

  5. Mizta Arsenal says:

    we need a tough director of football who can ascertain his own input on the team through recruitment strategy and not someone that is been controlled by the manager.. At the moment I think Arteta is both our Manager and technical director which is worrying on its own…
    If we had a technical director other than Arteta surely they would have been question marks on the treatment of Quendouzi, Saliba, Joe Willock, the acquisition of White, or even the contracts of Mari, Cedric, Xhaka etc..
    There’s nothing like technical director at Arsenal, Arteta controls everything, the sooner the fans and Kroenke realise that the better

  6. Mambo says:

    Guys is the weekly predictions out yet?

    Normally it is out by now and im afraid i might not get a chance to place my scores before the 1st game.
    im quite busy tomorrow.

    1. Admin Pat says:

      I’m sure they will be up in the morning, but Dan always says you can.message him on twitter or email me

  7. gunnerforlife says:

    OT, Rumours suggest Arsenal are to make a loan offer for Gareth Bale in January, the Spuds must be whimpering…Also,Arsenal are seriously interested in Luka Jovic.

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