David Beckham has some rather interesting thoughts on who should manage his new MLS team.
Plans have been in place since 2012 for the MLS to expand its reach to Florida and Miami in particular, with Beckham plotting the logistics of a new franchise for years.
Miami-Adde county commissioners voted unanimously in favour of allowing the Mayor and Beckham to negotiate the construction of a downtown stadium in December 2013.
And although plans looked to have simmered away with almost blanket silence since 2014, this week saw the extension strategy given one of it's biggest boosts.
According to the BBC, MLS spokesperson Dan Courtemanche said: "We look forward to working with David, Todd Boehly [majority owner] and their partners to finalise their expansion plan.
"David and his partners have committed a significant amount of time and resources to put everything in place to bring Miami the elite-level soccer team and stadium it richly deserves.
"We expect to make an official announcement to launch a new Miami expansion club in the coming months."
That's all when and good but the juicy information fans want to know lies with the players who will pull on the jersey of Beckham's new side.
The likes of Alesandro del Piero and Carles Puyol were linked with a Miami switch back in 2014 yet both players - for obvious reasons - now prove unlikely targets.
It's likely that Beckham will look to procure young American talent while eyeing up willing stars from Europe to bring in the publicity and extend the brand.
Similar approaches have worked with Orlando and Kaka, Toronto and Sebastien Giovinco, New York Red Bulls and Thierry Henry as well as Beckham himself when he signed for La Galaxy in 2007.
Although there has been little news on players yet, there has been substantial developments in who will manage the MLS newest franchise, according to The Sun.
Of all people, Steve Bruce is the man topping Beckham's list of managers and yes you read that right.
As soon as Beckham is given the green light for his new team, Bruce's phone will ring.
Mopping up the current Aston Villa manager doesn't exactly exude ambition but Bruce would certainly be a solid acquisition to get Miami off to a strong start.
The pair have remained good friends since their Manchester United days where Beckham looked up to experience players like him to make the breakthrough. If Bruce takes the offer and moves to the Sunshine State it'll be role reversal in the unlikeliest of fashions
If you made your own MLS team, who would you sign as manager? Have your say in the comments section below.
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