David Beckham Has Already Identified Who He Wants To Manage Miami MLS Team
David Beckham's Miami franchise likely won't be able to play in the MLS until 2020 but the footballing legend is already making moves.
The Mirror reports that while his family is to remain in England, Beckham is putting in the extra hours in Florida to prepare for the challenge.
The unnamed club got the all-clear to be added to the MLS earlier this year and Becks is very ambitious in his plans for the project.
The former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder is on the hunt for a new manager, with the experienced Carlo Ancelotti said to be a "serious managerial target".
Ancelotti, who was sacked by Bayern Munich earlier this season, is the only man to win three Champions League and worked with Beckham for a brief period when he ended his career with PSG in 2013.
As well as Ancelotti, his former LA Galaxy boss Bruce Arena is also said to be an option, as is Becks' former teammate Zinedine Zidane, currently in charge of Real Madrid.
There's also talk that Beckham would look to use his contacts within the game when it comes to player recruitment, with Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo linked.
Five-time Ballon d'Or winner Ronaldo has continually been linked with a move to the States as his final swansong when he eventually ends his trophy-laden spell at Real Madrid.
In other Beckham-orientated MLS news, the league's latest arrival, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, revealed he played a part in his decision to join LA Galaxy.
"I met David when I played in PSG and he talked a lot about Galaxy, the experience he had in America, he was all positive," Ibrahimovic said in an interview with the MLS website.
"He was like: 'You should come over, go over, and try it out, play there'.
"He said everything is fantastic, it's in progress, but to be part of it is something amazing and something he was proud of.
"So I'm just happy to get all these words because it makes it easier for you when you have to choose whatever you want to do for the next step."