Ajax assistant manager Dennis Bergkamp has denied rumours that he played a part in the departure of Peter Bosz.
The 53-year-old was confirmed as Borussia Dortmund’s new head coach on Tuesday after a strong season in the Dutch capital, finishing second in the Eredivisie and reaching the Europa League final.
But Bergkamp told Volksrant he was not responsible for Bosz leaving after just one season in charge in Amsterdam.
“Yes, there were sometimes conflicting opinions, but that seems healthy," said Bergkamp.
“Sometimes a decision was made as I saw it, other times it was how Peter or Hennie [Henrichs, Ajax chairman] saw it.
“I have absolutely not controlled his departure."
Edwin van der Sar, general director of Ajax, also backed the Arsenal legend.
“Dennis got behind his appointment, and Peter did not have to leave,” he said.
“He recognised the knowledge and experience of Bosz.
“We were very pleased with how he was playing football, and the composition of the technical staff.”