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Dennis Bergkamp reveals plan to buy League One club in shock takeover

Dennis Bergkamp has admitted that he dreams of taking over a football club.

The Arsenal legend is keen on returning to English football behind the scenes at a club.

Bergkamp, 54, was part of a consortium that tried to purchase Wycombe Wanderers.

However, a deal fell through at the 11th hour as the club was sold to a different bidder.

Bergkamp’s consortium included other former football stars such as Phillip Cocu, Ronald Koeman, Dirk Kuyt and Henrik Larsson.

The acquisition of a club is still a “dream” for Bergkamp and he is aiming for one in League One.

He told Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf: “Wycombe Wanderers was a nice project – and we were very far along with it. It only fell through at the end.

“Together with Phillip Cocu, Ronald Koeman, Dirk Kuyt, Henrik Larsson and (agent) Rob Jansen we were going to buy the shares.

“It is still a dream of mine to develop players, run an academy, and use all our knowledge and experience to get promoted.

“Not with a foreign billionaire who puts in a lot of money just to go up quickly.

“If you have a group of former top footballers together then you just start lower.

“I am convinced that with a club in League One, with real football knowledge, you can get promoted to the Championship within five years, 10 years at most.”


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