Beckenbauer: Beckham Has Spirit
Bayern Munich legend and former director Franz Beckenbauer has praised current manager David Beckham for having "spirit" after the 42-year-old English boss led his Die Bayern team to their first DFB Pokal victory since 2010.
Bayern won 3-1 thanks to goals from Siyanda Xulu, Marco Verratti and Jack Grealish.
Beckenbauer, who retired from being a director at Bayern Munchen in 2014, said, "I am delighted that Bayern have managed to win the DFB Pokal again. I think Karl made the right choice to hire him.
"In less than a season he has proven that he is going to be better than Rafa Benitez."
Beckenbauer is known to have disagreed with the Bayern board over the hiring of Rafa Benitez as manager. The former Liverpool manager eventually joined the club from Manchester City but could only lead Bayern to a disappointing 7th placed finish in the Bundesliga.
"David has spirit as you can tell from the way he is so passionate about football. There are also a lot of his former players at Aston Villa that speak well about him publicly. I think he is a perfect fit for Bayern Munchen.
"I hope David will stay with us for years to come and establish himself as a club legend."