Dennis Bergkamp wants Arsenal return in coaching role

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Bergkamp ambition for Arsenal role

Former Arsenal striker Dennis Bergkamp says he aims to return to the club as a member of their coaching staff.

The Ajax assistant manager, 44, played for the Gunners for 11 years between 1995 and 2006.

"My personal ambition is to maybe come to Arsenal one day - to do the role I am doing at Ajax," he told Football Focus.

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

The former Netherlands international, who won 79 caps, was signed by then Gunners boss Bruce Rioch from Inter Milan in 1995 for £7.5m.

Under Arsene Wenger, who took over that summer, the Dutchman helped the north Londoners win three league titles and four FA Cups.

"Ajax I was born with and raised with, but I was with Arsenal for 11 years," Bergkamp added.

"It is two teams that stick in my mind. I always like to watch Arsenal play - they are part of me."

You can watch the interview on Football Focus, BBC One, Saturday 19 October, 1200 BST

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