West Ham hoping to tempt David Beckham into role at club
West Ham’s co-owner David Gold believes David Beckham could play a key role in the club’s bid to move into London’s Olympic Stadium after the 2012 Games.
Gold hopes that the Leytonstone-born Beckham would be the ideal ambassador to help the club win the right to move into the new facility – and he also suggested the 35-year-old could end his playing days with West Ham.
“David Beckham could play a massive part, because of his roots, in helping West Ham win the Olympic Stadium,” Gold told the Sunday Express. “And maybe he can still play for us in the autumn of his career.
“For him to join a club like us and help us bring another dream to fruition would be perfect for everyone. ” Read more
Lego Sales Get Boost from David Beckham
Sales of Lego have skyrocketed after soccer superstar David Beckham revealed he is a keen fan of the iconic building blocks. The 35 year-old recently confessed that he had been using his spare time constructively in Italy, where he is on loan to AC Milan, by building a model of the Taj Mahal using the Danish plastic bricks.
Sales of that particular set, which has 5,922 pieces, jumped by 663% in one day The Sun reports. Read more
David Beckham: I’m a terrible actor
David Beckham has revealed that he’s been approached to star in several movies.
But the footballer – who made a cameo in 2005 flick Goal! – doesn’t think he’s talented enough to make it in Hollywood.
‘I’ve had some offers but I’m not interested,’ says David, 35.
‘I’m a terrible actor, I did a bit in Goal! playing myself and I looked rigid.’ Read more
Beckham to lead England after Euro?
Fabio Capello has announced that a new English coach will be added to his England backroom team before September.
The man to take the job and succeed the Italian in 2012 could be David Beckham, for a number of reasons.
Despite the 115 cap international star stating on July 14 that he had “no interest in being a coach or becoming a manager,” speculation has begun to grow that Beckham will be talked into taking the job by Trevor Brooking. Read more
Henry: Becks encouraged me to play in MLS
Thierry Henry has revealed David Beckham encouraged him to play in the MLS when he consulted the Los Angeles Galaxy star ahead of his switch to New York Red Bulls.
Henry has mirrored Beckham’s career path by reaching the top of the game in England before making a high-profile transfer to Spain and finally completing a twilight move to play in the United States.
So it was natural that Henry would consult Beckham over the success of his move, and since the Englishman had nothing but good things to say about his decision, Henry said it helped him settle on the Red Bulls.
“I did approach David on my move,” Henry said. “He never said anything negative to me about the MLS and told me he enjoys everything in the game here. I respect Becks. He has been a great guy to me. He encouraged me to play here.” Read more