Former Arsenal striker Dennis Bergkamp has stoked speculation that he could be the man to replace Arsene Wenger once the Frenchman steps down, thanks to a number of quotes appearing on the FIFA website.
Bergkamp, 47, has been playing second fiddle at Dutch club Ajax for a number of years now which begs the question, when will he decide to make the leap and take the helm on his own. Bergkamp would undoubtedly be well received by the Arsenal faithful if he were to be given the job however, some may question whether this is the most appropriate first top job in the senior game. Speaking to FIFA.com the Holland and Arsenal legend had the following to say,
“At the moment I’m happy in my role at Ajax,”
The Dutchman cited influence on both the sporting and management side as to why he is not too hasty to be on the move,
“I have a say in sporting terms and in policy making.”
“Besides this I like being on the training pitch with the first team and helping the players improve, so at the moment I’m happy.”
The one quote which provided hope for the theory that he could take the reigns from Arsene Wenger was as follows,
“Though I won’t rule out making a move to another country and working abroad in the future, either as a coach or in another staff position.”
Bergkamp, who scored 120 goals in 423 matches for Arsenal, will always remain a legend amongst fans of the North London club, but Arsenal fans might feel that they need to be bringing someone in that has a bit more managerial experience at the top level in order to continue to compete at the top of the Premier League and on the continent.