Marc Overmars has paved the way for the arrival of Mark van Bommel at the Belgian football club Royal Antwerp FC. Overmars, technical director of Antwerp since March, sent trainer Brian Priske away. Everything indicates that Van Bommel will be the new head coach of the ambitious club from Antwerp.
“Royal Antwerp FC has decided to no longer continue with Brian Priske (45) as head coach. Brian had been working at ‘The Great Old” since last summer’, says a short statement from the number 4 of the Belgian football league. .
Overmars (49) resigned from Ajax at the beginning of February, after the club had received reports of cross-border behavior from the director of football affairs from several female employees. The surprise was great when he was presented to Antwerp a few weeks later as the new technical director, while the Institute for Sports Law (ISR) is still dealing with his case. Some sponsors of the Belgian club resigned out of dissatisfaction.
Van Bommel (45) was previously head coach of PSV and VfL Wolfsburg. The former international, who played with Overmars at the Orange squad, has been out of work since his dismissal in October last year at the German club.