Arsenal legend linked with vacant Swansea City job

Swansea City are considering making an approach to Dennis Bergkamp regarding their vacant managerial position according to reports today.

The Arsenal legend lost his job as assistant manager at Ajax just yesterday with the club not even making it into the Champions League or Europa League group stages this season and sitting second in the Eredivisie. The final straw seemed to be a defeat on penalties in the Dutch Cup against FC Twente, leaving former Man Utd goalkeeper and now Ajax General manager Edwin Van Der Sar to wield the axe.

However, just hours after finding himself out of work, Bergkamp is being linked with an immediate return to management, and according to the Daily Express is a candidate to take over the vacant managers job at Swansea.

Swansea sacked Paul Clement on Wednesday evening after a dismal start to the season, which has left them bottom of the table, four points adrift if safety and with just three wins to their name all season.

According to SkyBet, former Crystal Palace manager Frank de Boer is the favourite at 7/4. De Boer was sacked after just five games in charge after the Eagles failed to score a goal or win a single point. However his style of football would be more suited to ‘The Swansea Way’.

Recently sacked West Brom boss Tony Pulis is second favourite at 7/2, although his style would be a direct contrast to that of Swansea’s Premier League history.

Former West Ham boss Slaven Bilic is 5/1 and sacked Everton boss Ronald Koeman is 7/1. Interestingly, Bergkamp is 12/1.

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