Beckham dismisses management talk
Published : 14 Jul 2010 19:53:43
David Beckham's name is one the bookmakers and some supporters have been keen to push as a future England head coach - that now appears unlikely after the Los Angeles Galaxy said he does not want to move into management. Beckham, 35, was part of England's backroom staff during the World Cup finals in South Africa but was not convinced he sees a future after playing in coaching a senior team. "It isn't a passion of mine and I don't see me doing that in the future," he said. "I'm passionate about the game and was wearing the suit [at the World Cup] so people have looked and thought I could be going into that. If there was anything that needed saying from the manager to the players, that was kind of my role. "I enjoyed that. I love coaching kids - that's one of the reasons I have my academies - the children. I love seeing their faces when they're kicking the ball around. I love the enthusiasm [and] the honesty. "But coaching a team, being a manager, at this point in my career I don't want to do that and in the future I don't think that will happen either." Beckham was also in no doubt as to who was to blame for England's struggles in South Africa - the players. "We didn't perform and as players you know that - you know when you don't perform, you know when you don't play well," he added. "The manager can do so much and then it's down to the players. The players go on to the pitch and they know if they don't perform they don't win games." He also stressed he will not retire from international football, meaning he will be available for England's campaign to qualify for the 2012 European Championship finals.