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FA chairman Bernstein targets Man Utd, LA Galaxy great Beckham

Football Association chairman David Bernstein would one day love to see David Beckham to get involved in English football.

The 37-year old former Manchester United and England star is without a club after ending his successful six-year spell with MLS champions LA Galaxy but still plans to play on with a host of clubs after his signature.

Away from the pitch, Bernstein feels that Beckham has plenty to offer football in his homeland and would like to work alongside him in a FA role in the future.

"He is an asset that English football should treasure and I hope at some stage that perhaps The FA and David Beckham can get close together," Bernstein told reporters.

"That might be a little bit down the road but he is a fine figure in British football and he has become a unique figure.

"He is probably the most recognisable sports figure in the world I suspect.

"I'm not mad about the word 'brand', but he's a real footballing figure, a fine player and sportsman. He's someone who has projected themselves and done wonderfully well for us in so many ways.

"So I'd like to congratulate him on what he's done and look forward to the next stage in his career."

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Andrew Slevison
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