After a lackluster expansion campaign, Inter Miami CF co-owner David Beckham is in the midst of a busy offseason that has seen his club usher in a new head coach in Phil Neville and a new sporting director in Chris Henderson.
Despite the early challenges and staff turnover, Beckham remains as bullish as ever on the future of his club and the heights it can reach, not just in MLS, but on the global stage. The 45-year-old discussed all of that in addition to a host of other topics in an interview with Miami mayor Francis Suarez that was posted to the mayor's official YouTube channel on Monday.
"The one thing we want in our club is to install a DNA," Beckham told Suarez. "A DNA that runs through the academy system, the staff, the people that work for the club, the fans, the players and us as owners. We want to install a DNA that it's about hard work, it's about bringing great players into the club, but it's about nurturing the young talent that we have that runs through this city. There's so much young talent that runs through this city that we feel we can bring into our club and give them a chance to really be successful in the world's biggest sport.
"For us to do that in Miami there has to be the right DNA. There has to be a work ethic that I believe in, Jorge [Mas] believes, you believe in, this city believes in. Yes, we want to bring in great young talented players and great players into our club but more importantly we want to produce great human beings and people that want to be at our club."
You can watch the whole interview below for more from Beckham on the lengthy and challenging process of getting the club off the ground, as well as his vision for the future.