FOOTBALL icon David Beckham will show off his legendary football skills as he presents new Disney+ series Save Our Squad.
The show will be a throwback to the East London football pitches where Beckham played as a child as he coaches a group of local players.
David Beckham is set to present a new Disney+ show and mentor young footballersCredit: Getty
Going back to his roots, Beckham will mentor a young grassroots side who are struggling to survive in the league.
He will act as a mentor for the group who are growing up in similar circumstances to him, taking players, their coach and their community on a transformative journey of a lifetime.
Speaking highly of the former England captain, Disney commissioner Sean Doyle said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to show the importance and impact of grassroots football in communities in the U.K.
“The series will be exciting, dramatic, uplifting and full of heart and courage – everything David had in his own playing days.”
The footballing star will show off his skills on the pitchCredit: Getty
It will be a throwback for the star who grew up in East LondonCredit: Collect
45-year-old Becks added: “I was so fortunate to have a long and successful playing career and now to have the opportunity to give back to these communities as a mentor is incredible.
“Developing and nurturing young talent is so important in the game and it is great to be working with Disney+ on this project.”
Previously, Beckham talked about how he was approached by Disney+ as “an ideal mentor”.
The streamer said: “He’ll be seen helping to inspire and encourage these youngsters on their own individual journeys.
“It was a huge coup for Disney to get David on board. For him, it’s about sharing his passion for the game and helping these youngsters out as much as he can.”
The f ormer England player wants to help those from a similar upbringingCredit: AFP
Despite being postponed due to the pandemic, the commitment to make the show work from both Disney+ and Beckham is clear.
Beckham has many other projects in the pipeline including A Whole New Ball Game, charting the contemporary history of the Premier League, World War Shoe, a documentary mini-series charting the untold story behind sports brands Adidas and Puma, and the upcoming definitive David Beckham biopic.
However, developing and nurturing young talent appears to be the most important to him.
Production is expected to proceed this Summer.