With Ancelotti and Ronaldo: How Beckham plans the Miami Revolution
David Beckham has big plans with Miami in the MLS: The world star wants to lure Carlo Ancelotti, Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo to Florida.
After David Beckham won the contract for an MLS club in Miami, the business games of the English football legend become more concrete.
The 42-year-old has been flirting with the big names of the football world right from the start. Beckham knows exactly how European stars can push his club, for which there is no name, colour or logo – he himself was once in the same role.
According to the mirror, the co-owner of the future MLS club should have contacted his former coach Carlo Ancelotti, under whom he won the French championship with Paris Saint-Germain in 2012/13.
In addition to the former Bavarian coach, a former team colleague from the English national team is to be lured across the Atlantic: Wayne Rooney.
The 32-year-old striker returned to his youth club last summer and will remain with Everton until 2019. There he has so far scored 14 scorer points in 35 games.
Rooney has, however, talked several times about ending his career in the MLS. Soccer crazy Miami wouldn’t be a bad address next year.
Cristiano Ronaldo, who is also traded, is out of reach for Beckham and Co. at least until his contract with Real Madrid ends. That would be 2021.
Then the Portuguese world footballer would be 36 years old and could slay Beckham’s decoys.
Beckham himself was one of the first world-famous footballers to sign an MLS contract in 2007. The long-time captain of the English national team played until 2012 for the Los Angeles Galaxy, which recently signed Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Many stars followed the 42-year-old today – although many did not do so until the autumn of his career. World champion Bastian Schweinsteiger recently signed up for another Chicago Fire season, knowing the European market and the needs of the stars could be a key factor in the careers of many top players.
With Beckham, the popularity of the league and football grew in the USA, which, besides American football, basketball, baseball and ice hockey, continues to have a hard time – except in Miami. Then the passion got more fire from Beckham.