Former Real Madrid defender Roberto Carlos is set to become the head coach at David Beckham’s MLS team in Miami, according to reports.
Beckham is set to launch a team in America’s top-tier by 2018 having bought a plot of land to build a stadium. He next job is to hire a head coach to start assembling a squad good enough to compete with the already established teams.
According to Madrid-based sports paper AS, Carlos is keen to take on the role and is even willing to snub an offer from Florentino Perez to become a coach at Real Madrid. The former Brazil left back, who played alongside Beckham at the Santiago Bernabeu during the pair’s playing days is currently in charge of Indian Super League side Delhi Dynamos.
He has plenty of coaching experience thanks to stints in charge of Anzhi Makhachkala in Russia and Sivasspor and Akhisar Belediye in Turkey.
Appointing Roberto Carlos, a World Cup winner in 2002, could also be a boost for attracting fans to the new MLS franchise as there are almost 50,000 Brazilians living in Miami.
In his time at Los Blancos, Carlos helped the side to four La Liga titles and the Champions League trophies among others.