David Beckham has revealed that he considered calling Sir Alex Ferguson to ask him if he fancied managing his Major League Soccer team, following the Manchester United legend's retirement in the summer, reports the Daily Telegraph.
The former England captain was speaking at the launch of his new book signing, which was live on Facebook, where he talked about plans to set up a new franchise in the United States.
"The funny thing was I'm involved in the MLS and bringing my own franchise into the league and actually he was one of the first in my phone book to contact as the manager, but I'm not so sure anymore - I'm not sure he'd accept!
"All joking aside, at the end of the day I wont be negative about Alex Ferguson because he gave me the chance to live my dream [at Manchester United].
"He gave me the chance to do that, he believed in me and believed in the rest of the young lads who came through this with us."
Beckham is still waiting for MLS approval, but has already declared an interest in setting up a team in Miami.
The 38-year-old former Manchester United and Real Madrid star is determined to pursue his dream of owning a football club in America, following a successful playing spell across the Atlantic with Los Angeles Galaxy.
"Miami is one of those places - there were a few others we looked at - and I'm passionate about that and being an owner of a team is something I feel passionate about," he added.
The Old Trafford favourite also hung up his boots in the summer, after winning the Ligue 1 title with Paris Saint Germain back in May.
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