New York, July 9 (ANI): It was Hollywood actor Tom Cruise who had advised ace footballer David Beckham to take up a job at LA Galaxy, according to a new book.
The soccer ace is known to share a special bond with Cruise.
In 'The Beckham Experiment', Sports Illustrated writer Grant Wahl has devoted nearly an entire chapter on the duo's friendship.
Wahl says that the Mission Impossible star has influenced every major decision Becks has made since the two met in 2003.
Beckham told him that he talked to his best mate most days of the week, and took his advice on nearly everything.
It was Cruise who had advised the 33-year-old England midfielder to take a job with the L.A. Galaxy.
He also recommended Beckham's physical therapist and introduced him to another superstar pal, Will Smith.
Cruise even influenced Beckham's decision in naming his third son, Cruz, according to Wahl.
"I must admit, when (Victoria and I) met Tom, I remember turning around to Victoria and saying, 'Cruise is a great name, but we could spell it different,'" Beckham told Wahl for the book. (ANI)