Calderon slams Beckham for Real departure
MADRID, Jan 15 (Reuters) – Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has publicly criticised David Beckham, saying he messed the club around over his future. The former England captain announced last Thursday he would not be extending his contract with Real, but would join Los Angeles Galaxy at the end of the season.
‘For months he was messing us around. He never told us he’d bought a house there and I don’t think that was right,’ Calderon told radio station Onda Madrid on Monday.
‘He deserved a better end to his time at Real Madrid.’
Media reports said Victoria Beckham had travelled to the United States and was looking for a house this week.
In another interview with radio station Onda Cero, Calderon said: ‘I didn’t like the way Beckham conducted himself, announcing publicly that he had another team, doing a video-conference…’
After Beckham made his announcement, club coach Fabio Capello said the midfielder would only train with the side and not play for the rest of the season.
The Italian said this had been a joint decision taken by the club’s technical staff, including sporting director Predrag Mijatovic. He said it was not possible to rely on a player who had a contract with another club.