MIAMI, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Napoli manager Carlo Ancelotti said coaching Major League Soccer squad Inter Miami could be a "great experience" in the future.
Ancelotti, 60, made the comments Tuesday during a news conference at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. Napoli is set to take on Barcelona Wednesday in the 2019 La Liga-Serie A Cup preseason tournament. Ancelotti has been the manager at the Serie A club since May 2018.
The former Italian men's national team manager has also coached Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea, AC Milan, Juventus, Parma and Reggiana.
Beckham -- part owner and the president of Inter Miami -- played for Ancelotti at PSG and AC Milan. Ancelotti said he considers Beckham a friend. He also referenced his current contract with Napoli, before saying he would be interested in coaching an MLS team.
"Beckham is my friend and was my player, I have a good relationship with him," Ancelotti said. "I have a three-year contract with Napoli, but I think the MLS is improving and could be a good experience in the future."
Inter Miami has three players listed on its team website, including: Argentinians Matias Pellegrini and Julian Carranza and Venezuelan Christian Makoun.
Inter Miami co-owner Jorge Mas told reporters last week at the MLS All-Star Game that his team is "very close" to hiring a manager, according to BBC Sport. Mas said the coach would be "someone you're going to know who has coached before at the highest level and who has played at the highest level."
Inter Miami is set to play its first MLS game in 2020.