David Beckham is getting his hands dirty in Miami.
The England and Manchester United icon, now president and co-founder of Inter Miami CF, has revealed he’s fully hands on in Florida after remotely overseeing club operations from England last year due to Covid restrictions.
Beckham, who officially unveiled Phil Neville as the club’s new boss, has been in Miami since Christmas Day – and he’s making up for lost time.
“I always planned to be a hands on owner but unfortunately not from the other side of the world.
“It was a tough year personally because I said from day one I’d be all over all the operations of the coaching staff, the academy system – everything but it was impossible to be here.
“Now I’ve been here since Christmas day with my family and I’ve been in the training ground every single morning working with the medical staff, coaches and talking with players.
“I’ve been going through each of the items we weren’t happy with last year whether that was in the backroom staff, on the field or at the training facility.
“When I commit to something I very rarely step away from it and being here the last three weeks has been very rewarding.
“A couple of things were eye-opening and that’s why we’ve made changes.”
Beckham revealed his dream is to see Miami bring a youngster through the academy system into the first team – just like his rise at United.
Neville said: “Finding that young homegrown player is essential to this club, someone with an Inter Miami heart. That’s the biggest challenge this year because that’s part of my dna.”