Beckham confirms Capello offer

David Beckham has revealed he is keen to take up a role in England's backroom team during the World Cup.

Beckham, 35 saw his hopes of being a playing member of Fabio Capello's squad ended by a ruptured Achilles tendon picked up while on loan AC Milan in March.

However, the former international captain has recently been offered a role with the squad in South Africa.

Beckham does not know the specifics of the job but, speaking while formerly presenting England's World Cup 2018 host bid to FIFA president Sepp Blatter in Zurich on Friday, the Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder revealed he was keen to help out during the tournament.

"I've spoken to the manager and (number two) Franco Baldini and they have made it well aware that I have a role to play with the players and the team," said Beckham, who has won an outfield record 115 international caps for the Three Lions.

"We have not discussed specifics but I'm honoured that a manager of Fabio's status feels I can be important.

"I am hoping to travel with the team but obviously we'll have to see how my therapy goes."

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