‘There’s nothing David couldn’t do’: Ex-Man Utd star Phil Neville backs Beckham to be FA chief

Ex-Manchester United man Phil Neville has tipped fellow Class of ‘92 star David Beckham to become the head of the FA or go to ‘Government level’ to continue his legacy.

Neville also said that the FA would be ‘silly’ to not allow Beckham to join the FA.

Speaking at the final conference at this year’s Soccerex, held in Manchester, Neville joined fellow Red Devils legends Ryan Giggs and Nicky Butt on stage.

Neville said: “I think he could achieve anything he wants to achieve. You can see him going up to Government level or to head the FA.

“He couldn’t do anything that’s average, he wants to do something that will leave a legacy.

“I heard him talk this week about wanting to be involved with the FA. I think it would be silly for the FA not to take up that kind of offer because of what an unbelievable ambassador he is.”

Beckham made 115 appearances for England and is England’s most capped outfield player.

He enjoyed an illustrious career winning the Champions League, the Premier League and La Liga as well as many other major honours in spells at United as well as Italy, Spain and the USA.

As well as achieving great things in football, he has become a global figure off the pitch as an ambassador for London 2012 and the FA’s failed 2018 World Cup bid as well as with charities like UNICEF.

And pal Giggs was quick to praise Beckham for keeping his feet on the ground despite his global superstardom.

Giggs said: “I think within football it was his sort of release. He was always a good pro, he would always train well and he’d always perform well on the pitch.

“No matter what was happening in his life, he would always be professional.

“We would just treat him the same. We would just take the mick out of him. We’d say he’d wear a skirt or have a stupid haircut.”

After retiring from the beautiful game last year, the former midfielder has thrown himself into charity work – but has kept his foot in the US soccer scene as he prepares to bring new franchise Miami FC to Major League Soccer by 2017.

Image courtesy of Soccerex via YouTube with thanks

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