Dennis Bergkamp has revealed he is open to working outside of Holland in the near future, but could he manage Arsenal?
The former Gunners striker is currently assistant manager for Ajax in his home country, and is amongst the favourites to take over from Arsene Wenger once he leaves his role as Arsenal boss.
Bergkamp can be found as low as 10/1 to be next in the hot-seat, which had looked rather to people who had read his autobiography, with him stating he was no longer going to travel by plane.
Dennis has a fear of flying, and with Arsenal regularly participating in European football, a refusal to fly would most certainly stand in the way of taking over the top job in North London.
His recent remarks could be interpreted to mean a change of heart, but maybe all it will do is open the door to a coaching role at best for us.
He said: “At the moment I’m happy in my role at Ajax. 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.
“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.”
I would love to see Dennis back within our club, even if he was simply a coach, and it looks as if Arsene Wenger could be staying at the club a little longer regardless.
The Frenchman’s current contract is set to expire next summer, but there is talk of a possible new deal on the cards which could see him stay beyond his current deal, and should we continue our form at present, there will be no complaints of such a move by our club.
Eddie Howe is the current favourite to take over from Arsene, but his experience does not appear strong enough at present, while the second-favourite Joachim Loew has this week ruled out a return to club management.
Could Bergkamp manage Arsenal one day? Or is he destined to join our backroom team instead?