The title says it all: In “Save Our Squad“Supposed to be ex-national player and superstar David Beckham save young amateur clubs from extinction. In the mix of reality TV and sports documentary, Beckham becomes Deadline will return to England exclusively for Disney +, where he will work as a coach and mentor in the heart of East London. The new show, which Disney has now officially ordered, is by no means a long-planned, but urgently needed heart project by the 45-year-old.
“I was fortunate enough to have a long and successful playing career. The opportunity to give something back to this community as a mentor is just amazing “, Beckham is quoted by Disney as saying. “Discovering and nurturing young talent is so important in the game and it’s great to be working with Disney + on this project.” When exactly “Save Our Squad” will be produced and published is currently still uncertain. The project is part of a new Disney + campaign to launch around 50 new productions in Europe alone by 2024.
“The series will be exciting, dramatic, motivating and full of heart and passion – just everything that made David during his active time on the pitch”, commented Disney division manager Sean Doyle the new project and the collaboration with the English superstar.
David Beckham is currently entrusted with a downright mammoth project anyway: As the head of Inter Miami, the superstar recently fulfilled a childhood dream and founded his own club. Inter Miami has been playing in the MLS since 2020, and Beckham himself is always active on the training ground. With old stars like Gonzalo Higuain or Blaise Matuidi David Beckham has already been able to attract some top-class players to Miami – too Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are repeatedly associated with an obligation towards the end of a career.