Monday 18 December 2017

Miami would be perfect for Keano to chill

STATE SIDE: But who would manage Team Becks?
STATE SIDE: But who would manage Team Becks?

Evan Fanning

IT'S a long time since the retirement lifestyle of choice for your professional footballer was buying a local boozer and sticking a few choice bits of sporting memorabilia on the wall, but even within the modern landscape David Beckham manages to take things to the next level.

So Golden Balls has decided to see out his golden years in Miami where he is launching a team to play in the MLS.

An odd move, you may think, but it's best not to question the hows and the whys of whatever it is Beckham does and just rest safe in the knowledge that his decisions are guaranteed to bring about some sort of perfect storm of corporate synergy and claptrap the likes of which the world has never seen.

There's not many people who would have had Posh and Becks pegged as a couple of Florida retirees, but I guess there's no telling what some people will do when you dangle a couple of early bird steak specials in front of their noses, no matter how rich they are.

There are those – Sir Alex Ferguson included – who would argue that Becks has been in semi-retirement ever since he decided to jack it in at Real Madrid and move to Los Angeles Galaxy in 2007.

Beckham even joked (no, really) that he was considering asking Ferguson to be the manager of his new team until he read what his former boss wrote about him in his book.

Becks also waxed lyrically about Roy Keane in what could be construed, if we wanted it to, as Becks and Keano forming a powerful alliance against Fergie.

So let the campaign start here to make Keano the manager of the Miami Beckhams or whatever it is his team will be called. And if ever there was a man who could do with a bit of chill-out in the Florida sunshine...

Sunday Independent

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