David Beckham has ruled out going into football management once his playing days are over.
LA Galaxy ace not planning on taking charge
Former England captain David Beckham has ruled out going into football management once his playing days are over.
Beckham was part the England set-up for this summer's World Cup finals in South Africa despite being injured as he acted as a go-between for head coach Fabio Capello and the squad.
Although the 35-year-old was on England's bench in the finals, the LA Galaxy man, who is currently recovering from Achilles surgery, insists he is not interested in that side of the game.
Beckham has football schools all over the world and while the ex-Manchester United man thrives on helping youngsters enjoy the game, coaching is not on his agenda.
"I've got no interest in being a manager, I must admit," he told Sky Sports News
. "It's not something I've ever been interested in. It's not a passion of mine to be a manager of a football team.
"I'm passionate about the game. I was there (in South Africa), I was wearing the suit. I think people automatically thought I'd be doing that.
"I'm an experienced player who's been in three World Cups. I spoke to James (Milner), Aaron (Lennon) and Shaun (Wright-Phillips), all the right-sided players. To be honest I spoke to all the players.
"If anything needs saying from the manager that was kind of my role. I enjoyed that.
"Coaching wise, I love coaching kids. I love seeing their faces when they are kicking a ball around. That's one of the things I love doing, but coaching a team and being a manager I don't want to do that."
Meanwhile, Beckham has laid the blame for England's dismal World Cup campaign squarely at the door of the players.
"He (Capello) did everything that he could have done," said the midfielder.
"He prepared us right. He worked the players to the right amount and he set everything up for the players, but obviously the players know it was disappointing.
"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.
"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.
"The players are honest about that but it's not about individuals, it's not about how individuals play - it's about how we played as a team. It's a cliché but you win as a team and you lose as a team.
"You have to take the good days and enjoy those, and the bad days you learn from and the team will do that because we've got a lot of young players."