London: Justin Bieber has revealed that he wants to start a Los Angeles soccer team, and hopes that footie star David Beckham will coach it.
The 18-year-old singer is planning to follow in the footsteps of the 38-year-old Robbie Williams and Vinnie Jones by setting up a celebrity football squad.
Williams’ team is LA Vale, named after his hometown club Port Vale while 47-year-old Jones has two teams, Hollywood United and Hollywood Allstars.
“I’ve been playing a lot of soccer over the last two or three years. I’ve been really enjoying it,” Bieber told the Daily Star.
“I know there’s an LA celebrity team that Robbie Williams was in, but I am looking to start a team for the younger guys. The One Direction guys said that they’ll play and also Lil Bow Wow.
“There’s only one guy we want to coach the team and that is David Beckham. It’s not like we will be playing a game every week. It will, in reality probably only be about three or four games a season.
“I am going to personally ask David myself and I’m really hoping he will say yes. And we will play only 10 minutes from his house,” he added.
He said that his girlfriend Selena Gomez as well as Beckham’s wife Victoria could also get involved in his project.
“I was going to ask my girl Selena and Victoria if they wanted to be cheerleaders for us. But hey, that might be pushing it,” he added.
First Published: Friday, July 13, 2012, 16:50