• Premier League

Bergkamp wants Arsenal return

ESPN staff
October 19, 2013
Dennis Bergkamp is currently assistant coach at Ajax © PA Photos

Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp has revealed he wants to return to the club as a member of their coaching staff.

Bergkamp is currently assistant manager at Ajax, where he scored 103 goals in 186 games between 1986 and 1993. He then joined Inter Milan before then Arsenal manager Bruce Rioch signed the striker for £2.5 million in 1995.

The Dutchman won three league titles and four FA Cups under Arsene Wenger, and has stated he wants to join the staff at the Emirates Stadium in the future.

"My personal ambition is to maybe come to Arsenal one day - to do the role I am doing at Ajax," Bergkamp told BBC Radio 5Live.

"[I want] to educate the younger players, to be part of the coaching staff and make players better.

"Ajax I was born with and raised with, but I was with Arsenal for 11 years. It is two teams that stick in my mind. I always like to watch Arsenal play - they are part of me."

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