Dennis Bergkamp says he would like to return to Arsenal - but not as the manager

Dutchman regarded as one of the finest players to play for the Gunners

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Dennis Bergkamp has revealed his ambition to return to the Arsenal as a coach.

The Dutchman, regarded as one of the greatest players to play for the club, is currently assistant manager at Ajax, but says he would like to return to north London one day. The forward won three league titles with the Gunners, and scored 120 goals in 423 games for Arsene Wenger’s side.

“The feeling Johan Cruyff has had for Barcelona, I have the same with Arsenal,” Bergkamp told The Telegraph.

“At Arsenal it was a good click. I always enjoyed it. I never had a bad day there. It is always on my mind. It is part of my ambition to come back at some stage.

“I can’t really plan ahead. I know I will be here [at Ajax] for at least another three or five years and then I don’t know. I don’t see myself being at Ajax for the rest of my coaching career. I don’t see myself as a manager.

“I see myself as being part of the coaching staff. I really enjoy that role, especially the individual training with the strikers.

“I’ve spoken to or have heard about others [former Arsenal colleagues] who would also love to come back.

“Steve Bould is there now which is excellent. I’ve spoken to Patrick Vieira and Thierry Henry would love to come back to Arsenal one day. Tony [Adams] is a big option as well.”