Four directions home for Becks


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When David Beckham announced that he's to leave the reigning MLS champions LA Galaxy for new climes, speculation was soon rife about the next stop in the Beckham roadshow. We thought we'd help Beckham with his decision with a compass point-friendly guide to potential new clubs. David, you're welcome:

* The North End: Becks began his career with a loan stint at Preston (he scored from a corner). What better way to round off a glorious career?

* The East End: Surely east London's most famous former resident could lift Waltham Forest from their current lowly 13th spot in the Ryman Div 1 North?

* The South End: Or, er... Southend United. The Shrimpers may be in League 2 but they've got a beach. Have that, LA.

* The West End: his other half's legacy is about to be shredded in Viva Forever! – the Spice Girls' musical opening at the Piccadilly Theatre next week. A cameo role would be the perfect opportunity for the former England captain to shred his.