David Beckham has reportedly begun planning to recruit star names after his MLS franchise Miami were given their license to compete in the league from 2020
According to the Daily Mirror, the former Manchester United and Real Madrid star is targeting some big names from the outset with Carlo Ancelotti reportedly being the leading candidate to lead the new team out for their debut campaign.
Should Beckham fail to acquire his former AC Milan manager’s services, he then plans to target his former teammate Zinedine Zidane who currently manages Real. Although it is unlikely that the Frenchman will join Miami anytime in the near future.
The English newspaper has also reported that Wayne Rooney is another target that the former England captain has in mind for the squad. The forward has recently re-joined his boyhood club Everton and has recently revealed his desire to manage the club one day in the future, but has hinted at an interest in playing in the MLS in the past.
The biggest surprise target is Cristiano Ronaldo, who succeeded Beckham as the new number 7 at United back in 2003. By 2020, the Portuguese star will be 35 years old and may see the move as an ideal prospect in order to maintain his global status.
“I want Miami to be the best in the MLS,” insisted Beckham.