Make or Break for Beckhams troops
What a nerve wrecking end to the season. 5 games and only 1 win seen Valladolid cling to the hope that Rayo Vallenco would stumble in their last game of the season. Beckham and co finished their season with a dissapointing 2-0 loss to Mallorca which left them 2 points clear of Rayo who had their final game a day later. Beckham was seen to be in attendance. To his dismay Rayo took the lead with a goal from Mikel Labaka in the first minute. Luckily Atlethic bounced back and 2 great goals from Perez sealed a win which sent Rayo down in place of Valladolid. Beckham was relieved at the final whistle and could take solace in the fact he would have a full term ahead in La Liga to look forward to.
Beckham had the following closing statement prepared for the press afterwards. " I am honoured to be at this club and the fans and people of the city have been very welcoming to me. I am happy to repay them by having the local team play at the highest level for another year. I have had time to evaluate the entire team and I will be making reinforcements before next season to ensure our safety. I have a wealth of targets in mind and hopefully we will have the resources to bring in a few new faces. The president of the club has expressed his pleasure with me keeping the team competitive and we hope to progress further in the coming years.
Beckham was then asked about the media link to the vacant managers job at West Ham in England. " West Ham are a great club and it is an exciting time for them moving to the Olympic Stadium. They looked impressive last season but they were unlucky to go down. At the moment I am enjoying life here in Spain."
Becks then went on to praise the supporters player of the year voted for by season ticket holders. Ustaritz has been in superb form and has shown dedication and leadership at the back. The backing from the fans is completely warranted and has been an excellent role model to the younger players.
So there we have it. Will Becks pack up and head back to London or will he see out at least another year in Spain. At the moment nobody knows. Its unclear if even David himself knows as he refused to clarify if he was interested in the job. Stay tuned for season 2.