Dennis Bergkamp has been removed from his role as assistant manager at Ajax after a disagreement with Director of Football, Marc Overmars.
Bergkamp was the assistant manager to Marcel Keizer at Ajax until he was abruptly sacked on Thursday.
According to Voetbalzone, Bergkamp had several disagreements with Ajax’s Director of Football, Marc Overmars.
One disagreement was over who should be manager.
It’s reported that Overmars wanted Peter Bosz, who had guided the club to the final of the Europa League, to remain in charge.
Bergkamp, however, wanted Marcel Keizer to replace him.
Bosz eventually moved to Borussia Dortmund, while Keizer took over.
There was another disagreement over which players to sign.
Voetbalzone claim that Overmars wanted to sign established players in their mid-twenties, while Bergkamp wanted to make use of Ajax’s academy products.
They go on to report that these tensions have been simmering in the background all season.
It culminated on Thursday, when both Keizer and Bergkamp lost their jobs.
Bergkamp had worked in various positions at Ajax since 2011.
He, along with Overmars, were a part of what’s known as the “Technical Heart” at Ajax.
Comprised of several former players, the group determines how Ajax should be run on-the-pitch.
It seems that Overmars, who was linked with a return to Arsenal, is a major decision maker in the group.
Bergkamp’s future is uncertain, but he’ll undoubtedly be linked with a return to Arsenal in some capacity and has already been linked with the Swansea job.
Speaking in 2013, Bergkamp said would like to return to Arsenal one day.