Any guesses? David Beckham will make exciting announcement next week

4 February 2014 / 2 years 8 months ago

David Beckham is making an "exciting" announcement next week.

The former soccer star - who has children Brooklyn, 14, Romeo, 11, Cruz, eight, and Harper, two, with wife Victoria - is widely expected to confirm he is launching a Major League Soccer (MLS) team and though he wouldn't directly confirm the reports, he admitted he is looking forward to what the future holds.

Asked what is next for him, he told US TV show 'Extra': "I've got an exciting announcement coming up next week which I'm really excited about.

"A little hint? It involves the MLS and my involvement in the game in America, it involves my ownership of a franchise, something I'm excited about."

The 38-year-old star also ruled out coaching a team, insisting it isn't something that has ever appealed to him.

He said: "Would I go into coaching? No. I mean, I love coaching kids, but coaching a professional team has never really interested me but to be an owner would be kind of incredible."

David was given an option to acquire an MLS franchise at a discounted rate of $25 million when he joined Los Angeles Galaxy in 2007 and is likely to announce the formation of a team in Miami next Tuesday (11.02.14).

MLS have issued a statement saying: "Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber and David Beckham will make a significant announcement impacting the Miami community. They will be joined by Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez."

If funding for a stadium can be agreed, David's team is likely to join the MLS in 2017.

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