Another plot twist in David Beckham's muted Hollywood adventure has unfolded: LA Galaxy coach Ruud Gullit has resigned and president-cum-general manager Alexi Lalas has been sacked.
Look beyond the one-man marketing phenomenom, and it's always evident that the England international (yes, he's still playing for his country) loves playing football and always gives 100%.
So it must be a blow for Beckham - who was hugely influential in Gullit's decision to join the mooted MLS revolution and who was persuaded himself to move to La-La Land by Lalas - to have to weather another period of instability and change at the club?
Perhaps that $250m five-year contract will soften the pain...
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