According to the Sunday Times in England, former Manchester United and England star David Beckham has offered former United manager David Moyes the manager’s job with his new Miami MLS franchise. The report said Beckham engaged the help of a third party to contact Moyes about the job. Beckham realizes Moyes likes the area since he owns a home in Florida and showed up to watch the pre-World Cup match between England and Ecuador there last week.
Moyes was Beckham’s manager when the youngster played at Preston North End briefly early in his career. The year was 1995 and Beckham was loaned out to the lower division team by Man United when he was just 19 years old. The report claimed that Beckham still believes Moyes is a fine manager even though he struggled mightily at United during his brief spell there. Moyes was recommended for the manager’s job at Old Trafford by former boss and fellow Scotsman Sir Alex Ferguson.
However, Moyes led the team to its worst record in the last quarter of a century and he was promptly sacked in April after the United board had seen enough. Even though he lasted less than a year, Moyes made millions from the stint though since somebody at United made the huge mistake of signing him to a six-year contract. This saw the former manager walk away with a golden handshake worth several million dollars.
Beckham is still trying to sort out a stadium in the Miami area and if and when this matter is finalized his club won’t begin play in MLS until the 1917 season. The Times said he wants to hire the coaching and front office staff as soon as possible though as he wants the franchise to be competitive and challenge for the league title right from the beginning of its existence.
Moyes led United to 27 wins, nine draws and 15 losses while at Old Trafford and most United fans around the world viewed him as a failure there. Beckham may want to think twice before associating his new club with somebody who carries that type of reputation around with him.