The Press Conference, The New Manager
Manchester United called a press conference in a hurry informing all the press to attend as it was time to unveil the new manager for the Red Devils.
The Conference Room had a table set up and soon the co-chairmen of the Red Devils, Joel and Avram Glazer made their way to the conference table.
And following them, to the shock of everyone, entered Sir Alex Ferguson and Chief Executive, Ed Woodward and Assistant Manager, Steve Round. The Photographers seem too busy in clicking the pictures. While they all take their seats.
SAF, "Now let's start the press conference??"
"So Sir Alex, How does it feel to come out of retirement and getting back to Manchester United as the new manager for the second time??"
SAF, "Wait a minute, I am not coming out of retirement and in fact a old man like me will not be the manager now. I am actually here just to troll you guys.(With a smile on his face) In fact I am here to introduce the new manager of the Most famous club in the world. So without further delay, Let me introduce you, the new manager of Manchester United."
All eyes roll to the curtains which slowly rises and a man with a classy hairstyle enters, to the awe of everyone, its David Beckham. The Former Manchester United Player, The Former England Captain and one of the Fergie's Fledglings. This came as a surprise to all the journalists and the people attending the conference. They seem shell-shocked. David walks and poses for the photographers to click some pics, and makes his way towards his seat.
SAF, "So The new manager of Manchester United is in front of you, and He's David Beckham, The former United Player and England Captain. Now let's proceed with the questions that you've got."
"Sir Alex. Totally unexpected? But without any past experience of managing a club, is David really ready to manage the Red Devils??"
SAF, "Well, He hasn't managed a club before but he knows what needs to be done and how it needs to be done. He's a natural leader and he has knowledge of football and the tactical as well as technical side of the game. Plus he knows more about the club than others so I think he is ready. What do you think David?"
DB, "As far as managing a club goes, I am confident as I have been part of some of the most successful clubs in different region. I started playing football here so I know the heritage of this club. I played at Real Madrid, AC Milan, in US with LA Galaxy and I also played at PSG. So I know the tactical side of the game and I learned it from the best coaches out there. I am quite confident in my ability and as far as I know I can also market this club to the Top Players who will join the club. So I am quite Confident."
"David, How does it feel to be the new manager of a club as large as Manchester United?"
DB, "Well, I am honored that I was considered but I never expected it even after Sir Alex gave me a call, I couldn't believe it. Sir Alex is the greatest manager ever to walk the face of the earth and him having faith in me, is the top honour for me."
"David, You just recently retired from active playing at PSG after having a successful club and international career. Is it too early to enter the management?"
DB, "Nope, Not at all. I am quite fresh from my learning experience in France. I have been a senior figure in most of the clubs in my later part of the career and I have got the grips in management and it really was the only thing that I had left to do so it is quite refreshing that I was able to enter management this early in my career."
"Do you think that you can command the respect from your players as some of them, Giggs and Ferdinand used to play alongside you? Do you think you can command respect from them and from the younger generation?"
DB, "I have been a natural leader in the pitch in my playing days and I will be honest with you. I think I can command respect from my younger players as they know who I am and as for the older players, they are my friends whom I respect a lot myself. And I know that they will help me command the respect that I need. They respect the club and the authority so it makes my job quite easy on that basis."
"You are seen as the fashion icon and a legend in media as well. Will that hamper your commitments for the team?"
DB, "I will give my best for the team. There will be no outside interference and I can guarantee this."
"How much pressure do you find yourself in at the moment?"
DB, "Well, the pressure is always there, Players are under pressure to perform and managers are under pressure to get results. As an player I have coped high pressure in crucial matches and even World Cup matches and I have emerged a better person there and I hope I will come out better as a manager at every step and every hurdle."
"With almost every team strengthened what do you think of United's title chances this season?? Will you be able to retain the title?"
DB, "Certainly yes. We need to retain the title. It's not going to be easy though. Premier League has had such an influx of world class talent this season both players and managers, its going to be hard but we were champions for a reason. So it's normal that challengers bulk themselves up so that they can challenge us again. Plus Moyes signed Fellaini who is a world-class talent, is big and is versatile to cover our weaker areas while I have been promised near 50 Million to further strengthen the side. So I am confident on that front as well."
"So You have a clear transfer targets and players who need to be sold?"
DB, "Well, This is the team of winners. So I will need to evaluate all the players so they will get some chance to prove themselves but I wouldn't hesitate to replace them with new players if they cannot remain consistent because Its hard to retain a trophy rather than winning it. So that's what I am looking for."
"Your strategy for the long term?"
DB, "Well, I hope to emulate Sir Alex, as he's the greatest manager of all time and build the team from the youth when available while adding talents who can be key players for us."
"So it was nice to know your plans, but on the tactical side, do you plan to employ old school tactics that you used to play in or there will be surprise in tactical point of view as well?"
DB, "There will be changes. I can assure you that. We cannot remain static and must change according to our opposition and our strengths so that will be my priority. We will play attacking football and not with the outdated methods."
And with a little more simple questions, the conference ended.
About David Beckham
David Robert Joseph Beckham,(born 2 May 1975) is an English former footballer. He has played for Manchester United, Preston North End, Real Madrid, Milan, Los Angeles Galaxy, Paris Saint-Germain, and the England national team for which he holds the appearance record for an outfield player. He was the first English player to win league titles in four countries. He announced his intention to retire at the end of the 2012–13 Ligue 1 season on 16 May 2013 and, on 18 May 2013, played his final game of his storied 20-year career.
Beckham's professional career began with Manchester United, where he made his first-team debut in 1992 aged 17. With United, Beckham won the Premier League title six times, the FA Cup twice, and the UEFA Champions League in 1999. He then played four seasons with Real Madrid, winning the La Liga championship in his final season with the club. In July 2007 Beckham signed a five-year contract with Major League Soccer club Los Angeles Galaxy. While a Galaxy player, he spent two loan spells in Italy with AC Milan in 2009 and 2010.
In international football, Beckham made his England debut on 1 September 1996, at the age of 21. He was captain for six years during which he played 58 times. He has 115 career appearances to date.
Beckham has twice been runner-up for FIFA World Player of the Year and in 2004 was the world's highest-paid footballer when taking into account salary and advertising deals. Beckham was the first British footballer to play 100 Champions League matches. When joining MLS in 2007 he was given the highest player salary in the league's history of US$6.5m per year.
Editor's note: Next Update will be after friendlies along with team report and transfer report.