Queen's Park Ranger owner asks Beckham to lead club

Last Updated: Mon, Sep 12, 2011 11:10 hrs

New Queen's Park Ranger owner Tony Fernandes has reportedly asked David Beckham to lead the club in a bid to join the elite in football.

Billionaire Fernandes reckons the ex-England skipper would be the big signing that proves Rangers can compete with the top clubs.

Fernandes is ready to battle with Spurs if Beckham decides to return home from LA Galaxy to boost his chances of leading a British team at next year's Olympics.

"It will be a massive statement of intent for us if we bring Beckham back in January. We have been led to believe he would like to be at a bigger club but it's for us to persuade him that we have bigger ambitions and he can be part of that," the Sun quoted Fernandes, as saying.

He added: "Whether that fits in with Neil Warnock and the squad, who knows.

"Ultimately, the manager has to decide. I can give him the vision that I've got the balls to do it. It may fail but nothing ventured, nothing gained."

SunSport exclusively revealed last week that Becks, 36, is being hunted by Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp.

But Fernandes, who also owns Air Asia and the Lotus F1 team, added: "Environment, love, care and attention - we can offer that to Beckham. (ANI)

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