Ajax assistant Dennis Bergkamp has insisted that he does not want to be a head coach.

  • By Michael Bell

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The former Arsenal and Ajax forward has been an assistant to Frank de Boer since 2011, but still has no plans to move into management.

Speaking to Arsenal weekly podcast, Bergkamp insisted that he prefers to work closely on the training pitch with the players instead of being a head coach.

He said, “The best thing for me is being on the (training) pitch, especially with the strikers. That’s my kind of thing, to really teach them things that are the details of football.

“How to control a ball, how to shoot a ball, how to pass it, how to look for other players. That’s my main thing.

“Therefore my ambition is not really to be a head coach, to be the top coach. I give my opinion and tell (other coaches) how I feel about it. But in the end there’s a head coach who decides what is happening. My part is more on the pitch with the players, especially with the strikers.”

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