Cantona joins New York Cosmos to make football comeback

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

NEW YORK - Former France and Manchester United striker Eric Cantona is set to make a return to football as the Director of Soccer at New York Cosmos.

Cantona’s role will be to help assemble a squad ready for the re-birth of the Cosmos in the North American Soccer League in two years.

Pele is the club President, David Beckham’s former manager Terry Byrne Vice Chairman and former Liverpool chief executive Rick Parry a Director.

“I am very honoured to join the legendary New York Cosmos. It’s a big project, a wonderful project,” the Sun quoted Cantona, as saying.

“The Cosmos are very strong, beautifully made, with a great past. It’s kind of a mix between football and art,” he added.

Cosmos had competed in the North American Soccer League from 1971 to 1984, and was the strongest franchise, competitively and financially.

The 44-year-old vows to restore the glory days of the five-times champions, and help build them into one of the world’s best clubs.

“I will do everything I can to help us first find our way to regain the No 1 position in the United States, and then for us to become one of the best clubs in the world,” Cantona said. (ANI)

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