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David Beckham Says Becoming England Manager Would Be A ‘Dream Job’

David Beckham Says Becoming England Manager Would Be A ‘Dream Job’

Manchester United legend David Beckham has admitted that being appointed England manager would be a "dream" opportunity.

Speaking to GQ, the 44-year-old former football superstar has welcomed the idea of becoming Three Lions boss someday.

"I think some people within the FA saw me possibly as a future England manager, just because maybe I had had a successful career being England captain," the ex-Real Madrid star said.

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"If someone turned around to me and said, 'If the England job came up, would you take it?' I mean, of course I would think about it, because I'm a passionate Englishman and I'm passionate about our national side, but would I be any good at it? Who knows?"

Beckham, who retired from football in 2013, has insisted that his full support is behind current England boss Gareth Southgate and praised him for his success so far.

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"It's a dream job, but Gareth is doing the most incredible job for us right now," he explained.

"He's brought energy and excitement back into the game and the fans -- myself included -- are enjoying that."

The former England captain is a co-owner of Salford City and is spearheading plans for his upcoming US-based side, Inter Miami.

Inter Miami are expected to begin in the MLS in 2020 and the club have already been linked with several star names, including Barcelona striker Luis Suarez and Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani.

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According to Beckham, the most important part of football was to be "successful as a footballer."

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He continued: "Obviously, I always did things outside of the game and outside of my footballing career that was slightly different at the time.

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"I think it's more acceptable now to do some of the things that I did, some of the covers, some of the photoshoots, some of the sponsorships, but I think my focus back then was to just win trophies, be successful with Manchester United and never leave United.

"Anything outside of the game was just a bonus."

Beckham's relationship with Sir Alex Ferguson started to deteriorate at Old Trafford and he would leave United in 2003 for Madrid.

Would Beckham be a successful England manager?

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Let us know in the comments.

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Topics: Football News, Football, David Beckham, three lions, England, FA, Wembley, Gareth Southgate

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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