Becks rules out management
David Beckham says he has no plans to get into management at the end of his playing career, while he thinks England can win Euro 2012.
Last Updated: 01/06/12 9:12pm
David Beckham says he has no plans to get into management at the end of his playing career, while he thinks England have a chance to win Euro 2012.
The Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder will receive a special UEFA award at half-time in Saturday's friendly against Belgium for players who have made more than 100 international appearances.
His former Manchester United team-mate Gary Neville is a part of Roy Hodgson's coaching team, but Beckham says he will not be following a similar path.
"No. I love the game and love coaching kids, but management is not something I would want to do," he said on Sky Sports News.
Asked what he will do when he retires, Beckham added: "I have a few ideas but while I am still playing I will concentrate on that, and then think about other things when I am finished."
Beckham has detected a less optimistic mood than usual in England about the national team's chances of success in Poland and Ukraine, and he says that could work in their favour.
"There is always going to be a certain amount of pressure and expectation on England but I think we are going to go into this competition relaxed and ready to play," he explained.
"With the talent we have in this country there is always a chance of us winning. We have got the players and we have got the spirit, as simple as that."