By Aramide Oladipo
England great David Beckham is set to approach Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce about taking over his new American franchise club, according to a report.
The Sun claims that the former Manchester United and England midfielder has placed Bruce at the top of his wish list to manage his new MLS Miami team.
The newspaper claims that Beckham is hopeful that the the project can be up and running in the near-future and he is desperate to tempt the Villa senior man from the Midlands to the United States.
The report claims that both men have retained a very close relationship since playing together at Old Trafford during the nineties.
Bruce is enjoying his first full season at Villa Park and the team are producing the goods so far.
Villa secured their second consecutive away victory in the Championship on Saturday afternoon with a 2-1 win against Queens Park Rangers.
The Midlands club now find themselves in the playoff places in fifth position, seven points behind the automatic promotion spots.
Football Insider verdict
There is a possibility that Bruce could be attracted to securing a potentially big money move to the US. The former United skipper has earned a reputation of helping guide teams into the Premier League but later down the line, he might be interested in keen in walking away from England and experiencing life abroad. It is highly unlikely that Bruce would leave Villa Park halfway through the campaign but if he fails to secure promotion for the club, he could decide to listen to Beckham’s offer. It would be a massive loss for the club as Bruce has proven himself to be a fine coach.
In other Aston Villa news, this Premier League powerhouse is eager to move to the Villains in January.