Marc Overmars

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Ajax Amsterdam CEO Edwin van der Sar: ‘We reflected a bit on the old success from 95. We wanted to combine the abundance of young talent with experience.’ Photograph: Massimo Pinca/Reuters

Last season, as Ajax’s future balanced on a gossamer thread, the club’s hierarchy called in seven of their most talented youngsters for a special talk(...)

Ajax sporting director Marc Overmars  and chief executive Edwin van der Sar celebrate the club’s victory  over Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu on Tuesday night. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

Last summer, seven of Ajax’s brightest stars were summoned to a room at the Dutch club’s training facility. Edwin van der Sar, the goalkeeper-turned-c(...)

Mesut Özil: keen to keep his options open as he moves into the new season. Photograph:  Dylan Martinez/Reuters .

Mesut Özil says that his preference would “definitely” be to sign a new contract at Arsenal. The midfielder has entered the final 12 months of his £1(...)

Ajax’ Danish forward Kasper Dolberg during his team’s training session at Friends Arena in Stockholm. Photograph: PA

Marc Overmars knew he was watching something special when he first laid eyes on Kasper Dolberg. Jens Steffensen, a former Denmark international who h(...)

Justin Kluivert, David Neres and Bertrand Traore of Ajax celebrate the 4-1 win over Lyon. Photograph: Getty Images

It is a cold Thursday morning at Ajax’s De Toekomst complex, where the canteen doubles as a trophy room, the sheer weight of football knowledge can be(...)

Ireland’s James McClean reacts to missing a chance late in their World Cup qualifying clash with Wales. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

James McClean is quickly becoming Ireland’s main man It was a huge night for the Derry man after an extremely tough week which saw him lose two close(...)

Roy Keane: “Experience and making mistakes is all part of life.” Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Roy Keane is still anxious to try his hand at club management again but the Corkman admits that, whenever he does dip his toe back in the water, ther(...)

If Andres Iniesta had spent his career in teams that required him to run 50 metres on a regular basis, most of us would never have heard of him. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

In Brilliant Orange: The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Football (2000), author David Winner meets the photographer Hans van der Meer, who was known in the (...)

Paul O’Connell went viral as a result of his answer on A Question of Sport and is now known in parts of the world that might still not be aware that a game called rugby even exists

It’s inevitable that it’ll happen one day. Someone will spot Paul O’Connell and approach him. They won’t say: “Aren’t you the fella who won 108 caps(...)

Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger is under pressure after defeats to Manchestewr United and Swansea City. Photograph: EPA.

Last season it was August, the season before that it was March, the season before that it was January and the season before that it was March and Apr(...)

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