Manchester United legend David Beckham has denied reports linking him to an ambassadorial appointment for his former club Real Madrid.
The former Three Lions skipper played for Madrid after he switched from Old Trafford in 2003. Popular Spanish news outlet Marca exclusively reported that the retired football star was set to take up a key role as Real Madrid planned a commercial expansion into the American market.
Representatives of Beckham, who played at the Santiago Bernabeu from 2003 to 2007, have come out to deny the report. The La Liga has been working hard to break into the American market. They recently opened a league office in New York with the intent of spreading the brand.
Real Madrid has former Striker Raul Gonzalez as an ambassador, and archrivals Barcelona have former Brazilian player Ronaldinho functioning in the same capacity. It seemed Beckham would join Roberto Carlos – an ex-Madrid star as well – in the ambassadorial capacity but his handlers have denied the links.
Carlos recently revealed that he tried using his role at the club to get a coaching job at Madrid but it didn’t work out. You can get great odds on Beckham netting a role as an ambassador for Madrid if you use a Bet365 bonus code canada.
“I spoke with the club [about the coaching job] but they don’t want me. They said that for now they want me to continue as an ambassador. When I have the opportunity to return to the training field I will but at the moment I’m happy as an ambassador,” Carlos said.
Beckham, 41, says he has no plans to take up such roles at the moment and has not had any discussions with the club’s president Florentino Perez or anyone at the club. Beckham is the first English player to win titles in four different countries but he said he relished the opportunity to play for England the most.