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David Beckham wants Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney and Carlo Ancelotti to lead his new Miami-based MLS team

After a four-year battle to win a licence to set up his new MLS franchise, it's all systems go for the former England captain

David Beckham is hoping to persuade Carlo Ancelotti to manage his Miami MLS franchise and wants to sign Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney.

The former England skipper, 42, recently announced his four-year wait to be granted a licence for a team is over in the South Florida city.

David Beckham has finally realised his dreams by owning an MLS franchise

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David Beckham has finally realised his dreams by owning an MLS franchise

Carlo Ancelotti has been sounded out by David Beckham to manage his MLS team

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Carlo Ancelotti has been sounded out by David Beckham to manage his MLS team

And ambitious Beckham clearly wants to make his mark on the US football scene with some spectacular signings.


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The Mirror reports that Ancelotti has been sounded out to manage Miami, with former US national manager Bruce Arena and even Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane as back-up options.

Ancelotti is without a club at the present time, with Beckham and the Italian forging a friendship during their time together at PSG.

Arena is also out of work after resigning as US manager in October last year after failing to guide the team to the 2018 World Cup.

Cristiano Ronaldo could be swapping Real Madrid for footie in the US

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Cristiano Ronaldo could be swapping Real Madrid for footie in the US if Becks gets his way

Will Wayne Rooney choose to leave Everton for a second time to link up with David Beckham

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Will Wayne Rooney choose to leave Everton for a second time to link up with David Beckham?

And Zidane has remained good friends with Beckham following their time playing together at Real Madrid.

But it is on the playing side where even more eyebrows could be raised.

Rumours continue that Cristiano Ronaldo could be nearing the end of his time at the Bernabeu, and he could conceivably earn even more than he already is in Spain by heading Stateside.

Rooney has previously spoken about finishing his stellar career playing footie in the US, although a return to boyhood club Everton might have made things more complicated.

Could Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo be playing for the same team, under David Beckham's ownership?

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Could Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo be playing for the same team, under David Beckham’s ownership?

Beckham has faced a series of problems in finding a suitable venue.

But the ex-Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder, whose right to a discounted franchise was part of the deal which brought him to play in MLS in 2007, now has a team that is expected to join the league in 2020.

The as-yet unnamed club is set to play at a 25,000-seat stadium in the city’s Overton neighbourhood.


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