Wednesday, 5th February, 2014

David Beckham has ruled out trying to tempt Sir Alex Ferguson to take charge at his Miami-based MLS club.

At a press conference in Miami today, Beckham confirmed he will take up his option to found an MLS team, basing it in Miami. He was greeted with 'thank you Beckham' chants from enthusiastic fans.

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The new Miami-based club will build their own stadium, using no public funds, and Beckham and his co-owners have vowed to construct an iconic arena, with the former England captain saying contstruction "will be quick, we'll be quick".

What many really wanted to know though was whether Beckham would consider trying to tempt his old Manchester United boss Ferguson out of retirement to take the reins.


But for Beckham, that is a little unrealistic with the legendary boss having called time on his career.

"Funnily enough no he didn't call me or text me", Beckham joked when asked if Ferguson had been in touch about taking over.

"But he's a great manager. He's a manager who gave me the chance to play for my boyhood club.

"But unfortunately he's retired, so I don't think we'll be pulling him out of retirement – but we'll see!"

Beckham is also confident that when it comes to picking a coach for his new team that he can make the right call, based on his past experience.

"I know what makes a great coach and what doesn't", he said.

"We'll have a great coach here."

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