Bergkamp is among the names linked with taking over at Swansea.
After Michael Laudrup was sacked as Swansea City manager on Tuesday, Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp has been linked as the Dane’s successor, reports the Metro.
The former Gunners striker is currently Frank de Boer’s assistant manager with Ajax – a position the Dutchman has held since the summer of 2011.
However, Bergkamp has been touted as a future head coach and is likely to be open to a return to the Premier League at some point, after enjoying 11 successful years in north London.
Garry Monk has taken over at the Swans for the time being, with the 34-year-old also being linked with the position permanently, whilst Graeme Jones, Glenn Hoddle and Marcelo Bielsa have also been named.
Yet chairman of the Welsh club Huw Jenkins is thought to be an admirer of Bergkamp and the way the style of football Ajax play under the Dutchman and de Boer’s guidance.
Jenkins has employed bosses previously based on the team playing an attractive passing game under their management – with Roberto Martinez and Brendan Rodgers having held the position before being snapped up by higher placed clubs.
Bergkamp is a well known figure in English football, having won three Premier League titles and four FA Cups after arriving at Highbury from Inter Milan in 1995.
The ex-Netherlands international retired from the game in 2006 after over a decade impressing in Arsene Wenger’s team and is thought of by many as one of the greatest players of the last 20 years.
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