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Well, a lot of Newcastle United fans are very much behind the rumour that Marc Overmars could get hired in the North East.

Newcastle are on the search for a director of football at St James’s Park.

Saudi Public Investment Fund boast a wealth of £320 billion but what good is that without a reputable figure to lead the recruitment drive?

According to De Telegraaf in the Netherlands, the Ajax transfer guru is among those being considerd by Newcastle’s hierarchy.

Overmars has worked miracles with the Dutch giants since taking the job in 2012 and has since made some £550 million for the club in transfer sales.

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Here’s how some Magpies fans reacted to the prospect of him coming aboard.

Bide his time

Overmars certainly won’t rush a decision like this.

Considering he’s been with the club for nine years, he is clearly very committed to the project alongside Erik ten Haag in the Dutch capital.

And any move to Newcastle would have to be carefully considered.

For one thing, PIF haven’t hired a replacement for Steve Bruce but, to be fair, he only went on Wednesday.

Having said that, you’d hope that Newcastle have been sounding out managerial targets from the day they completed their takeover at St James’s Park, two weeks ago now.

And therefore it’s probable that a swift successor could be named.

But until Overmars knows who he’ll be working alongside, he won’t think much about this role.

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