Could the unthinkable happen? Would Bergkamp join de Boer at Spurs?

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As Frank de Boer admits to talking to Tottenham Hotspur, we look at how it could pave the away for Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp to potentially join him.

Yesterday, news broke that Ajax manager Frank de Boer had confirmed that Tottenham Hotspur had approached the Amsterdam club to test his interest in coaching the club.

In an interview with national broadcoaster NOS on Tuesday, De Boer said he had been informed of Tottenham's call by the Ajax footballing director, Marc Overmars.

'I'm going to listen and talk,' said de Boer. 'Then I'll make my feelings known.'

Which indicates to me that, at the very least, he is going to entertain the idea of a move to North London.

He added: 'I want to add something to a club, so that people can say that they see the hand of Frank de Boer. Liverpool are a good example of this with Brendan Rodgers.'

It is, of course, a managerial change which could see the unthinkable happen.

Frank de Boer, if offered the Tottenham job, would no doubt look to bring his own backroom staff which would include his own assistant manager.

And to those who don't know, Frank de Boer's current assistant manager at Ajax is none other than Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp. A player with a statue outside the Emirates.

However, would being a rival club legend really stop him from joining Spurs? It's debatable, but if he enjoys a close working relationship with de Boer then I doubt it.

There is, of course, the likely chance that if de Boer does leave for Tottenham that Bergkamp would get a fair crack at the whip at Ajax and takeover as head-coach.

But if he doesn't, who knows?

At the end of the day, unless Arsenal offer him a coaching job then the supporters cannot moan either way. It would, and could, be a different scenario if Wenger did go all out for Bergkamp and offer him a role at the club, I'm sure of it.

However, as it stands, Frank de Boer and Bergkamp have been extremely successful together and unless there is something better on the table for the ex-Arsenal striker then I wouldn't be surprised if he did end up at White Hart Lane, if and only if, de Boer becomes manager there.

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