Ajax have confirmed that Dennis Bergkamp has been sacked from his position as assistant coach.
The decision, overseen by director of football and fellow ex-Gunner Marc Overmars and ex-Manchester United keeper Edwin van der Sar, sees the 48-year-old leave his boyhood club alongside fellow assistant Hennie Spijkerman and head coach Marcel Keizer.
Bergkamp has been coaching at Ajax since 2011. A ‘difference of opinion’ about the implementation of technical policy was cited as the reason for the sackings.
A statement from chief executive Van der Sar reads: “We had a bad summer and a messy start to the season. From a sporting point of view, European elimination (from the Champions League preliminaries) was the low point.
“Marc Overmars and I have frequently spoken in the months afterwards about the permanent volatility of the first team.