Bergkamp would consider Arsenal coaching role

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Dennis Bergkamp says he would be open to a return to Arsenal in the future in some kind of coaching role.

Currently assistant manager at Ajax, working with former international teammate Frank de Boer, the Arsenal legend told an FA Q&A that coming back to Arsenal is something he’d welcome.

Asked if he’d consider a coaching role with the Gunners, Bergkamp, who spoke this week about Arsenal’s new British core, said, “I would yes. We have started something good now at Ajax and I know a little bit in my role now, what I like and what I don’t like so if I could fulfil a similar role abroad, especially at Arsenal.

“That would be one of the things that I would like to achieve in the future. But not in the near future because we have just started here.”

Obviously his flying issues preclude him from becoming manager of the club, or any club, but the idea of Dennis coaching Arsenal players is mouthwatering indeed.

As he says though, it’s not something that’s going to happen soon, but one day is good enough. One day.

See the full Q&A here.

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King Toby
King Toby
7 years ago

I wouid love him to take over as manager at arsenal!

Dog Eat Arse
Dog Eat Arse
7 years ago
Reply to  King Toby

Who thumbs this down?

Alex
Alex
7 years ago
Reply to  Dog Eat Arse

The thumbs down are for him taking over imminently, I guess. Eventually I think everyone would love to have God running things at Ashburton.

moderation should be moderate
moderation should be moderate
7 years ago
Reply to  Dog Eat Arse

i think the thumbs down is because people read ‘precludes him from being manager of any club’ right at the end of the article, grew wistful, sighed, shelved the reality of things away, and hated seeing it again in the comments!

northerngoon
northerngoon
7 years ago
Reply to  Dog Eat Arse

Personally I’d take Frog as manager at the minute so the thought/dream of Bergkamp taking over any day whether nor or next year makes me happy wee.

It is hilarious to see that after we just about beat Swansea a certain brigade are back out in full force.

Good-Bloke
Good-Bloke
7 years ago
Reply to  King Toby

I would still have him playing.

He could actually be asleep and still be better than cunting Gervais!

Modhabobo
Modhabobo
7 years ago

Make it happen NOW!

LG
LG
7 years ago
Reply to  Modhabobo

Such a bizzarre number of thumbs down! An appeal for automatic change isn’t neccessarily anti-wenger but pro-Bergkamp. I would love to see Hummels come and play for the club but that doesn’t mean to automatically demote Vermaelen and claim I want him out. We could even try the Liverpool tactic of having two managers alla Roy Evans and Houllier (just because it failed for them doesnt mean it would fail for us, we are the Arse after all!)

Modhabobo
Modhabobo
7 years ago
Reply to  LG

That was what I thought. Why wouldn’t people want him there, helping to coach our strikers? It’s Dennis after all. He is the reason I love Arsenal as much as I do.

northerngoon
northerngoon
7 years ago
Reply to  LG

You have to remember that there are an unfortunate amount of people on this board that support Arsene and not Arsenal. How dare you think of the club before him…

Bob Smith
Bob Smith
7 years ago

He’s still afraid of flying?!

stonedwasherman
7 years ago
Reply to  Bob Smith

Nope, that was only a temporary phobia during his playing days – he feared a career-threatening knee injury if he sat in those rotten airline seats..

Arteta's perfect hair
Arteta's perfect hair
7 years ago

I love you Dennis x

last-arse
7 years ago

Just the legend that our current squad needs to look up-to!

Danno
Danno
7 years ago
Reply to  last-arse

“The legend Arsenal deserves, but not the one it needs right now.”

Yeah I went there, sorry!

GarmentDistrict
GarmentDistrict
7 years ago

Sign God up as soon as possible!

Eric Irish gunner
Eric Irish gunner
7 years ago

I’d love him back the mans a legend and having some of invincibles back would only be good for the club

Sheil
Sheil
7 years ago

I would love him to play right now. Just behind Giroud there. He is bergkamp you know.

In all seriousness if there’s one guy I’d love to see back at the club in some capacity It’ll have to be him.
Get back here you!

Fergie the Gooner
Fergie the Gooner
7 years ago
Reply to  Sheil

He’s still got it, he looked brilliant in a charity match that was on tv last year and scored a lovely curled goal from outside the box too!

Hopefully he gets some great coaching experience from Ajax and puts it into use for us some day.

goontang
goontang
7 years ago

Ummmm I dont understand why were fucking around then! Wenger sign him up!

AgentITK
AgentITK
7 years ago

I’d heard somewhere that, one day, he would return to walk amoung us.

KenyanGooner
KenyanGooner
7 years ago
Reply to  AgentITK

heh…I see what you did there….

Casper
Casper
7 years ago
Reply to  AgentITK

Matthew 24:42 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.”

northerngoon
northerngoon
7 years ago
Reply to  Casper

great verse but you’re thinking the wrong saviour.

Javis
Javis
7 years ago

Dennis would be welcomed back in any form or capacity.

I would cut my balls off to have him in his prime playing for us right now.

T-H
T-H
7 years ago

The descent of God…

Ivan Drago
Ivan Drago
7 years ago

Dennis coaching Jack would be incredible, wonder if in the future it’ll be JW10 instead of DB10

last-arse
7 years ago
Reply to  Ivan Drago

both DB10 and JW10 will be remembered. You don’t forget your legends. Even 1000 years down the line.

Lasagna
Lasagna
7 years ago

See Dennis walk around on our training pitch would really be heartwarmnig stuff

Rad Carrot
Rad Carrot
7 years ago

Aye, he could never be manager because of his Mr. T-esque fear of flying, but him as First Team coach? Mouthwatering.

deano
7 years ago
Reply to  Rad Carrot

Maybe dennis loves milk aswell

Merde Bag
Merde Bag
7 years ago

Let not your heart be troubled; believe in God, for I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. John 14:1-3

Harish
Harish
7 years ago

I love that he said “WE have started something good…”

Harish
Harish
7 years ago
Reply to  Harish

My bad, guys. Misread the line *embarrassed face*

Still, he’ll always be a true Gooner to me.

GunnerX
GunnerX
7 years ago

DB10 – Our Non-Flying Dutchman! For me one of our greatest and surely always welcome back at the The Arsenal.

Willy Smoker
Willy Smoker
7 years ago

Wenger has already said publicly NO the him coaching at Arsenal at this time so put your willies away it ain’t going to happen!

i want to boff giroud and im not even gay
i want to boff giroud and im not even gay
7 years ago

Surely now he’s moved abroad he wouldn’t need to fly now anyway?

yo
yo
7 years ago

He transcends movement. He is omnipresent.

John
John
7 years ago

Interesting things happening at Ajax, well worth following if you’re interested in football in general. Ajax-Barcelona-Cruyff-van Gaal-Guardiola-Frank de Boer. Hope we’re able add Arsenal to that soon. FdB and Bergkamp when Wenger retires? OMG, YES!!

master floda
master floda
7 years ago

i’ll never forget that one, probably one of the greatest goals ever…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n275iW54o68

Bilbo
Bilbo
7 years ago

So we have a choice, carry on the way we are and keep the faith, or bring back God in a coaching capacity. Arsene, this truly would be LANS, a major boost for fans and great for the future. If you don’t do anything else during the transfer window – at least get DB10 signed up

Johnny Jensen's Bender
Johnny Jensen's Bender
7 years ago
Reply to  Bilbo

However much of a distraction Smaug is, try reading the article properly my friend.

Benis
Benis
7 years ago

DB & JW, our God and Jesus.

adam
adam
7 years ago

please come back and help arsenal as a striker coach,who ever is the striker coach and defence coach needs sacked now,

Johnny Jensen's Bender
Johnny Jensen's Bender
7 years ago
Reply to  adam

Arsene AND Bouldie!?

PGunner
PGunner
7 years ago

The Iceman cometh! When I think back to the pleasure I got watching Dennis in his prime, it feels my heart with joy – getting nostalgic here…

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7 years ago

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Judgement day (once more)
Judgement day (once more)
7 years ago

A young swedish international, Sanaa, currently plays for Ajax. He recently said in an interview that Bergkamp mostly says stuff everyone else would say, BUT when Bergkamp said, you damn well listen.

Voldermort
Voldermort
7 years ago

Over reactions. Don’t you just love em

GoonerBob
GoonerBob
7 years ago
Reply to  Voldermort

Exactly! Look at what Dalglish did for Liverpool last time round…

deano
7 years ago
Reply to  GoonerBob

He bought a load of shite. Did win one trophy and get in another final though

Dog Eat Arse
Dog Eat Arse
7 years ago

Someday soon, God is coming home.

Great Arse
Great Arse
7 years ago

DB’s flying issue means fuck all. It only percludes him from some CL away matches and pre-season marketing tours of the arsehole of nowehere. I think (hope) we’ll see him at the Grove in a managerial capacity in 3 or 4 years time.

And I’d like to think Denis will bring some of his old comrades in as his assistants. Fuck yes.

Hulk
Hulk
7 years ago

Did I just get a semi….No, it is a full on Chubby!

Merlin's Panini
Merlin's Panini
7 years ago

welcome back any time DB10.

Jasopan
Jasopan
7 years ago

According to Skysports (not very reliable?) Walcott has just signed a 3.5 yr contract.

GarmentDistrict
GarmentDistrict
7 years ago
Reply to  Jasopan

Theo signed da ting…

deano
7 years ago

Still waffling about his desire to play CF though

igor stepanovs
igor stepanovs
7 years ago

wenger – sign him up!

Arsenal Rising
Arsenal Rising
7 years ago

Being an Arsenal fanatic lately it’s been the worst period since I started supporting them in my early teens.. Well I was about 11 or 12 I think. When Kevin Campbell and.Z IAN WRIGHT! Were up front together and I’ve just turned 30 now so for me this has been a horrible spell but since e beat Swansea it somehow feels like we have turned a corner (i hope!) Because were finally getting some good news! Hope it continues obviously and hope that rumour on twitter it’s true bout us spending 30mil on a player.can’t really see out but stranger… Read more »

Arsenal Rising
Arsenal Rising
7 years ago

Imagine this!! Sir Dennis of the Bergkamps returning and showing Jackie.Wilshere how to do them fucking incredible curlers into the top corners from outside the box! A thing of beauty truly! One of his curlers was that perfect and the soon ok it

Arsenal Rising
Arsenal Rising
7 years ago

One of then placed curlers side footed it so perfect that when it hit the back of the net out actually spun upwards aster hitting the net unread of nestling our dropping to the ground! But God works in mysterious ways. Legend

Arsenal-boy
Arsenal-boy
7 years ago

Fuck berkamp dat puss!rvp shud manage arsenal 😀

eh?
eh?
7 years ago
Reply to  Arsenal-boy

eh?

Arsenal Rising
Arsenal Rising
7 years ago

Tut. Pissing predictive text is shit… it’s typing out “out”instead of it and aster instead of after and unread instead of instead. Heh. U get what I was conveying though I hope..cmon you.Gooners!

Arsenal Rising
Arsenal Rising
7 years ago

How old it’s Anelka? , anyone???

Merlin's Panini
Merlin's Panini
7 years ago
Reply to  Arsenal Rising

about 33, and possibly retiring. Why? You don’t have this weird notion that we might need him do you? He had his chance and he whored himself away.

lockednloaded
lockednloaded
7 years ago

Theo has signed, 3.5 years at 100 a week. You heard it here first.

Jim Jimminy
Jim Jimminy
7 years ago
Reply to  lockednloaded

Nope, got it from bbc. Which i imagine is where you got it.

lockednloaded
lockednloaded
7 years ago
Reply to  Jim Jimminy

no I’m in America and don’t watch bbc, so unfortunately you were wrong in your assumption.

lockednloaded
lockednloaded
7 years ago

£100k a week obviously.

Eric Irish gunner
Eric Irish gunner
7 years ago
Reply to  lockednloaded

Good news but he now needs to do it week in week out and be consistent and earn his money

the only sam is nelson
the only sam is nelson
7 years ago

I’d love it if his contract reflected his perfomances

£120K one week

£44.25 the next

LANS calendar
LANS calendar
7 years ago

more like 5 bob and a free fish

Arsenal Rising
Arsenal Rising
7 years ago

Hey. On sky sports news (sky sources) it says… ” Theo Walcott AGREES NEW THREE-AND-A-HALF YEAR ARSENAL DEAL ON PRINCIPLE” What does the in principal part mean? He hasn’t signed but it’s pretty much agreed and FINALLY done with?

Voldermort
Voldermort
7 years ago
Reply to  Arsenal Rising

It means he’s 99% sure of signing.

Arsenal-boy
Arsenal-boy
7 years ago

Wenger hada gve theo 10bjs a nyt 4him to sign, 1mre nyt left (G)

eh?
eh?
7 years ago
Reply to  Arsenal-boy

eh?

Robm
Robm
7 years ago
Reply to  Arsenal-boy

Be a troll if you want to, but for the love of god, can you please stop writing like an illiterate prick?

Yankee Gooner
Yankee Gooner
7 years ago

“Theo, we WANT to pay you £75k a week, but we’ll offer you £100k per if you stay the fuck away from all dead balls. Plus, you carry Jack’s boots.”

Arsenal-boy
Arsenal-boy
7 years ago

Voldermort ill fuck u up! Stupid kunt!

Voldermort
Voldermort
7 years ago
Reply to  Arsenal-boy

Harry, is that you ?

the only sam is nelson
the only sam is nelson
7 years ago
Reply to  Voldermort

not sending my kids to hogwarts if it is

eh?
eh?
7 years ago
Reply to  Arsenal-boy

eh?

Too Drunk To Be Offside
Too Drunk To Be Offside
7 years ago

I hear TW has agreed a 3 year deal … so now could we bring in new players … pls

the only sam is nelson
the only sam is nelson
7 years ago

TW is our new signing, he’s not even like a new signing, he *is* a signing although not a new one

El Dave
El Dave
7 years ago

Yes please I would love to have his teach Wiltshire his subline skills to match that battling spirit he has in him.

diefenbaker
diefenbaker
7 years ago

mmm “bergkamp”….like the sound of that,
2 articles in a week, makes me tolerate this site..

too bad all them jackasses are talkin about some kid earning 100k a week. Fook that.