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Dennis Bergkamp opens up on his coaching ambitions and becoming Unai Emery’s long-term successor

Dennis Bergkamp says he would return to Arsenal to take up a coaching role in the future, but ruled out ever becoming a manager.

The former Gunners striker left his coaching role at Ajax in 2017 after working with the club’s youngsters and helping to lay the foundations which saw the Dutch club reach the Champions League semi-final last season.

Bergkamp has not taken up another role with another club since, but when asked by fellow Arsenal legend Ian Wright about whether he would return to Arsenal in a coaching capacity if they asked him, the 50-year-old said: “I would think so yeah.

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“At the moment it’s a bit difficult family-wise, I’ve still got a young family.

“We’re settled here [Holland] but as the kids move on they’ve got their own plan of course in life and once…