LA Galaxy, Beckham need a new coach

<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src='' class='caption'> Star midfielder David Beckham and his football club, the Los Angeles Galaxy are on the lookout for a new coach.

Updated: November 07, 2007 10:06 IST
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Los Angeles:

Star midfielder David Beckham and his football club, the Los Angeles Galaxy are on the lookout for a new coach, according to media reports in Los Angeles.

Frank Yallop has resigned as coach of the Major League Soccer (MLS) outfit LA Galaxy to take up a similar position with San Jose Earthquakes.

"We're disappointed we've lost him," Beckham said after scoring two goals on Sunday in the Galaxy's 12-4 victory over Hollywood United in a charity exhibition at Carson near Los Angeles.

"We felt he's the right man. He's a good manager and strong character with the team. So it was disappointing to lose him at this stage," said the former England captain.

Yallop, 43, told the Galaxy players after the game he was resigning but did not speak to reporters.

Meanwhile, Alexi Lalas, the Galaxy's president and general manager, told the Los Angeles Times that the team would have no comment on the matter until Wednesday.

In the season and a half under Yallop, Galaxy won 18 games, lost 21 and drew 12, missing the knock-out play-offs on both occasions, the only times it has missed the MLS play-offs in its 12-year history.

Yallop had spent two years (2001-03) with the Earthquakes before becoming the coach of the Canadian men's national team. The Earthquakes moved to Houston following the 2005 season.

LA Galaxy's fortunes were expected to rise with Beckham's mid-season arrival, but a series of injuries limited him to five MLS games during which the franchise drew lost four matches and drew the fifth as Beckham failed to score.

Galaxy begins a four-game, four-nation exhibition tour on Wednesday in Vancouver, with assistant coach Trevor James or Paul Bravo, its director of football, expected to take charge.

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