England manager Roy Hodgson would welcome David Beckham role

Roy Hodgson would welcome mega-star David Beckham into the England fold


Roy Hodgson says he would love to have David Beckham involved in the England set-up.

The 39-year-old former Manchester United, Real Madrid and Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder has hinted recently that he would be interested in joining good friend Gary Neville in England boss Hodgson’s backroom staff if asked.

"Someone of David’s stature, with his qualities and personality, I’m 100 per cent certain if he can find the time to lend his presence to the FA they would be happy to find a role for him," said Hodgson when asked about whether the former England captain could become involved.

"If he could make himself available for England in some way or another I have no doubt in my mind that (FA chairman) Greg Dyke and (FA general secretary) Alex Horne would welcome his presence within an England capacity."

Beckham earned his 115th and final England cap in 2009 and his only duties with the national team off the pitch since were when he served as a ‘player liaison’ as part of then manager Fabio Capello’s staff at the 2010 World Cup after injury ruled him out of the tournament.

Beckham retired from football in the summer of 2013 but was not asked to be part of Dyke’s England Commission which was launched in September of that year.

Earlier this year, he announced plans to launch a new Miami-based Major League Soccer franchise.