According to Spanish newspaper AS, Beckham has already picked none other than former Real Madrid teammate Roberto Carlos to usher his club into its first MLS season, which could be as soon as 2018.
A Galactico reunion in South Beach? It sounds almost too perfect to be true.
Beckham and Roberto Carlos played together at Real from 2003 to 2007, winning a La Liga title in their last season with the club. Since retiring, Roberto Carlos has picked up four years of coaching experience, and sources believe he would be a popular choice among the Hispanic community in Miami, particularly the 44,000 or so Brazilians living in and around the city.
However, Beckham might have to battle another member of Real’s famous Galacticos for the Brazilian legend’s services.
Roberto Carlos, who is currently player-manager for Indian Super League club Delhi Dynamos, told reporters earlier this year he’s held talks with Zinedine Zidane over joining Real’s backroom staff.
Both pretty attractive options, obviously, but who wouldn’t love to see Carlos and Beckham in Miami together? Who wouldn’t want to come play for those guys? Heck, maybe they could sign Iker Casillas in goal, bring Ronaldo on board somehow, goad Raul out of retirement (again)… Michael Owen could be their TV pundit. Okay, maybe not Michael Owen.
Plus, Beckham doesn’t have name for his team yet, so we can still make the "Miami Galacticos" happen.
Of course, it’s AS so who knows how true this report is. But it’s fun to think about.