Former England captain, David Beckham, has launched his long-planned Major League Soccer team in Miami.
The launch follows four years of disputes over the site for a stadium in southern Florida, with residents having opposed multiple locations. The currently-unnamed team is now set to play at a 25,000-seat stadium in the city’s Overtown neighbourhood.
Beckham, excited to bring the team to the city of Miami, immediately ruled out being the gaffer. He will instead focus on player recruitment and development.
The other partners involved in the team include former Spice Girls manager, Simon Fuller; Bolivian-American businessman, Marcelo Claure; South Floridian businessmen, Jorge and Jose Mas; and Japanese entrepreneur Masayoshi Son.
I wonder how he will transition from the world class player that he was to being an owner? Not all great players make for good owners. I guess we will soon find out.