By Chris Harris

Arsène Wenger thinks Dennis Bergkamp can be a coaching success in English football - but he doesn't expect the Dutchman to return to Emirates Stadium any time soon.

Bergkamp enjoyed a glittering playing career at Arsenal and has revealed his long-term ambition to return to England in a coaching capacity. The former Gunner is currently studying for his Uefa coaching badges while he works alongside Marco van Basten in a trainee role at Ajax.

Wenger expects Bergkamp to make his mark in his new career but played down suggestions that his former player will take up a role at Arsenal in the short-term.

"Dennis is learning at the moment," said Wenger.

"In the future we will see. I would like to see all our former players who have been as outstanding as Dennis and have a real Arsenal spirit back here, but there must be a position available as well.

"I think he will be a fantastic coach but I don’t know when that will happen. We are not out there to look for coaches."

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24 Oct 2008