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Eriksson agrees Al Nasr deal, eyes Beckham

Published on Jan 22, 2013 8:43 AM
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David Beckham of the Los Angeles Galaxy takes a free kick in action during the first half of the Galaxy's 3-1 victory against the Houston Dynamo to win the 2012 MLS Cup on Dec 1, 2012, in California. Sven-Goran Eriksson will try to convince former England captain to join him at Al Nasr after the experienced Swedish coach signed an 18-month contract as a technical advisor of the United Arab Emirates club. -- PHOTO: AFP

(REUTERS) - Sven-Goran Eriksson will try to convince former England captain David Beckham to join him at Al Nasr after the experienced Swedish coach signed an 18-month contract as a technical advisor of the United Arab Emirates club.

"If he wants to come I'm sure they would open the gates for him," Eriksson told reporters in Dubai when asked about the possibility of signing free agent Beckham.

"I still speak with him, although I don't know where he will finish up." Eriksson signed an 18-month contract with Al Nasr on Monday and will oversee youth programmes and also work with manager Walter Zenga and the club's board to identify transfer targets.

Former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder Beckham, 37, has been without a club since leaving LA Galaxy last month and has been linked with moves to France, England, China and Australia.

 
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