ARSENAL legend Dennis Bergkamp has revealed he is interested in a return to football and has hailed the Gunners as the “ideal” place to coach.
The former Netherlands International became one of the club’s greatest ever players during his 11-year stint in north London.
The 51-year-old won three Premier League titles, including one unbeaten, and three FA Cups after his 1995 switch from Inter Milan.
Following his retirement, Bergkamp returned to boyhood club Ajax to join their coaching team until 2017.
The ex-striker has insisted he’d love to return to coaching at Arsenal if the opportunity presents itself someday.
He told FourFourTwo: “When the time is right, I’d love to go back and get a role somewhere.
“At the moment we’re great in Holland. I’ve got a young family and have been out of coaching for a little while now.
I must admit, I have the urge to go on the pitch again and help, whether it’s with the technical or coaching staff. Of course it would be ideal at Arsenal
“But I must admit, I have the urge to go on the pitch again and help, whether it’s with the technical or coaching staff.
“It might be a bit too early, but you never know. We’ll see what comes my way.
“At the moment there hasn’t been any contact about that, but as soon as I make my decision, let’s see what happens.
“Of course it would be ideal at Arsenal – I spent 11 years there and have a good feeling with the club.”
Bergkamp has also said he is ‘really interested’ in Mikel Arteta’s project at Arsenal after the Spaniard replaced Unai Emery as manager in December.
He added: “I’m really interested in Mikel Arteta and how he’s doing at Arsenal, as there have been signs that he wants to change their philosophy.
“It looked good in the few matches I watched earlier in the year. But my future, who knows? In football, one day is not the same as the other.”