Monday, January 07, 2008

Beckham tipped for role as United ambassador

David Beckham will be invited to become a global ambassador for Manchester United when he retires from playing.

Senior Old Trafford officials see the 32-year-old former England captain as an eventual successor to Sir Bobby Charlton, who was 70 in October.

United see their ambassadors as an important part of their worldwide marketing initiatives and also want Ryan Giggs to perform such a role when his playing career ends.

Beckham has no desire to be a manager and his enduring passion for United, even after leaving the club for Real Madrid amid acrimonious circumstances in 2003, has been noted.

As the world's most famous footballer, United recognise his value and even Sir Alex Ferguson would not be expected to oppose any such appointment.

The United manager's relationship with Beckham might have disintegrated before the player's move to Real Madrid but Ferguson has also acknowledged how respectful Beckham has remained.

Any animosity that might have existed between the men is said to have all but disappeared, leaving nobody in opposition to an approach when Beckham nears the end of his stay with Los Angeles Galaxy.

The only potential stumbling block, say United insiders, could be Beckham's salary for performing a role.

Source: Daily Mail

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At 8:41 pm, Blogger Paulsworld said...

I can't wait to see him back at United!! Excellent choice as an ambassador for the club. Giggs will do a great job too!!


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