ARSENAL legend Marc Overmars has suffered “irreparable damage” to his coronary heart following a cardiac arrest final month.
The 49-year-old was rushed to hospital on December 30 after experiencing what was initially reported to be a “mild stroke”.
However now it has been revealed the ex-Holland worldwide’s situation is extra severe.
In line with De Telegraaf, his coronary heart is simply in a position to pump blood at 30 per cent of its regular quantity.
The report states that a part of his coronary heart muscle has died as a consequence of issues throughout what was really a cardiac arrest.
Which means its capability to pump blood across the physique has been diminished by 70 per cent in comparison with its regular quantity.
Overmars advised Dutch media: “That’s right. I have to take it easy and move forward one step at a time.”
He received three Eredivisie titles and the Champions League with Ajax.
He then joined Arsenal and claimed a Premier League-FA Cup double in 1998.
Overmars additionally acquired 86 caps for Netherlands, scoring 17 objectives.
Following his enjoying profession, he took up roles as each a coach and director of soccer at Ajax.
He was kicked out of the membership amid allegations he had despatched inappropriate textual content messages to different membership workers.
In response, he mentioned: “Final week, I used to be confronted with experiences about my behaviour and the way this has come throughout to others. Sadly, I did not realise that I used to be crossing the road with this however that was made clear to me in latest days. I apologise.
“Certainly for someone in my position, this behaviour is unacceptable. I now see that but it is too late. I see no other option but to leave Ajax.”
Overmars then joined Belgian aspect Royal Antwerp as their director of soccer in March of final 12 months.
Following his stroke, an Antwerp assertion learn: “Marc Overmars, director of soccer affairs at RAFC, grew to become unwell final night time and was admitted to hospital with a gentle stroke.
“Marc is doing nicely within the meantime however must take it straightforward for some time.
“Marc and his family focus on his recovery and do not wish to comment further. RAFC wishes Marc a speedy recovery!”