Beasant in talks with Wimbledon
Former Chelsea goalkeeper Dave Beasant has admitted that he is in talks with another one of his former clubs for a managerial role.
Beasant was signed by his hometown club Wimbledon in 1979, upon The Dons promotion to the Third Division (League One) from non-league side Edgware Town.
He made his Football League debut on 12th January 1980 against Blackpool, and played one more time that season before Wimbledon were relegated.
He became a regular player the following campaign when they were promoted and stayed loyal to the club even when they were relegated again in 1982, being a key player in the side that won the Fourth Division title in 1983.
He won promotion from the Third Division a year later, and completed a four-season rise to the First Division in 1986 when they gained promotion from the Second Division in only their ninth season as a Football League team.
Beasant then became the first goalkeeper to save a penalty in an FA Cup final when he blocked John Aldridge's spot-kick for Liverpool in 1988, and in doing so helped Wimbledon secure a famous 1–0 win.
Beasant in his Newcastle United days.
However that F.A. Cup Final was Beasant's last game for Wimbledon, as he completed a £750,000 move to Newcastle in 1988 - ending a nine year affiliation with The Dons.
27 years after that move to the Toon, Beasant became the oldest player registered for a Football League side after being named as a substitute for Stevenage's away clash against Carlisle aged 56 years old, despite making his last competitive game 14 years before for Brighton & Hove Albion.
Since his time at Wimbledon last time, that club has since moved into Milton Keynes, and renamed Milton Keynes Dons in 2004. Fans of the former Wimbledon FC founded AFC Wimbledon in 2002, and in the time span of 13 years, the club have found their way back into the Football League and currently compete in League Two.
Now chairman Erik Samuelson - head of the fans' committee has been reported to be offering Beasant the managerial role at Kingsmeadow, something all Wimbledon fans must agree on before finalising.