After saying that being on the training pitch of Arsenal is what he enjoys the most, Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp has opened the door to a potential Arsenal coaching job.
In 11 years for the Gunners, the former striker played more than 300 games and scored 120 goals.
This year he was linked to Mikel Arteta’s setup.
Spending six years coaching Ajax the Dutchman has not been in a full-time role since December 2017.
While claiming that he’s not actively searching for a career, he hasn’t ruled it out in the long term either.
In a column for BBC Sport, he wrote: “I haven’t worked full-time since I left Ajax in 2017, and at the moment I’m not actively searching for a job in football.”
“But, more and more, I am thinking about getting back on the training pitch again, because that is what I love the most.”
Bergkamp outlined what type of role he has in mind if he were to return to coaching.
“Whatever I do next, though, I don’t want to be a head coach,” he wrote.
“It’s not my ambition and I like my freedom too much.”
“I like to spend time with my family and have a life outside football, and I don’t think you can be a fully committed manager if you want to play golf sometimes as well.
“Seriously, though, I know certain clubs work with strikers’ coaches, just like the old goalkeeper specialists who came in two or three times a week, and as soon as the session was finished they were gone.”
“But, for me, it would be too restrictive to be limited to that side of it. If someone is not doing well, I’d want to talk about the rest of his game – whether it be something tactical or a personal issue.”