David Beckham is reportedly set to join Fabio Capello's coaching staff at the World Cup.
Writing in The Times, Matt Dickinson says Beckham will play the role of intermediary between Capello and his players, and help out on the training ground.
The former England captain, who has won 115 caps for his country, is said to have thought long and hard before taking the position - after he was ruled out of playing in the tournament with an Achilles injury.
England officials were worried Beckham's treatment could interfere with the role, but he has assured them it won't and looks set to join the final party of 23 when they fly out to South Africa.
It ends speculation that Beckham would travel to the tournament in a media capacity, and hints potentially at a career in management for arguably the most famous footballer on the planet.
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Meanwhile, Cesc Fabregas really does look destined for Barcelona - but it's not clear when.
According to The Sun, The Arsenal star told Spanish media if he ever leaves the Emirates he will go the Nou Camp.
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