David Beckham, a former Real Madrid player, has reportedly held talks with former teammate, Zinedine Zidane, about managing his club, Inter Miami.
Zidane has been without a job since resigning from his position as Real Madrid boss after guiding them to a third consecutive Champions League crown in May.
According to The Mirror, the former Manchester United winger has opened negotiations with Zidane about managing his Major League Soccer franchise.
Daily Mail reports that Zidane told friends last month that he expects to be offered Jose Mourinho’s job at Manchester United should he be removed. The report added that the former Juventus player had even began compiling his list of transfer targets.
It is believed that Zidane would prefer to remain in Europe, but Beckham is determined to hire a high-profile manager to take control of the club.
Zidane’s reputation could also help bring a number of high-profile players to the squad. It is also thought that the club is targeting Lionel Messi, as they look to tap into the Latin American population in Florida.
Inter Miami are expected to play their football at Miami Freedom Park. The club’s stadium will be part of 110 acres of permanent green space. There will also be pitches occupying over 23 acres for young players, and would be open to the public.
The club have also said that there would not be any public money used in funding the stadium build.
Benefits accruing to the area include up to $40million of annual tax revenue, $20million to the city and 11,000 jobs will be created over three years.
The construction of the stadium will be included on a referendum in the upcoming ballot in south Florida in November.