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Bergkamp “could fit the bill perfectly” at Swansea
Of the potential candidates to replace Brendan Rodgers at Swansea, the name of Ajax assistant manager Dennis Bergkamp has definitely raised the most eyebrows. But former footballer turned journalist Adrian Clarke, who played alongside Bergkamp for a brief time at Arsenal, believes the Dutchman would be the perfect choice to continue Rodgers’ passing legacy at the Liberty Stadium.
“I was lucky enough to play with Dennis, and he’s such a steely-eyed character, very considered and quietly passionate about football, and warm with people,” explains Adrian of the possible Swansea target. “So, with his reputation as a player, the respect he holds in the game, and his character, I think he would make a really good manager.
“And Swansea can only have a certain type of manager. They’ve built this legacy of passing, fluid football, and without a continuation of that I think Swansea’s squad would be relegation fodder. They need to maintain the style that Brendan Rodgers brought in. Somebody like Gus Poyet, or potentially Bergkamp, who’s been brought up at Arsenal and Ajax, could fit the bill perfectly. It’d be really interesting to see him there.”
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