Switzerland vs England: David Beckham reveals he's ready to 'help' English football should the FA come calling

The former England captain says he would be 'proud' to help with the national team

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David Beckham has revealed he would be 'proud' to have some role with England in the future.

The 39-year-old earned his 115th and final cap for the Three Lions in 2009 and his only duties with the national team off the pitch were when he served as a 'player liason' as part of Fabio Capello's backroom staff at the 2010 World Cup despite having not retired from international football.

Since then, England have departed Euro 2012 in the quarter-finals and exited this summer's World Cup in Brazil at the group stage, with Wednesday night's lacklustre 1-0 win over Norway in front of a record-low new Wembley crowd doing little to restore public faith in Roy Hodgson's men.

Beckham retired from football in the summer of 2013, and while he was not asked to be part of Football Association chairman Greg Dyke's England Commission which was launched in September of that year, he would be happy to help his country in any other way he can.

 

"I only retired just over a year ago and obviously I've been busy with stuff I've been doing but, if I can help in any way for the future of England and the future of English football, I will," he told national newspapers.

"That's one of the things I'm very proud of. To actually come to the end of my career and be an ambassador for my country around the world.

"If there was any way in the future, when I'm not as busy, that I can help then I would be very proud of that."

It appears that help would not come on the training pitch, however, with Beckham showing little intention of going into coaching.

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Beckham consoles Wayne Rooney during the 2010 European Championships

Former Manchester United team-mates Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt, Phil Neville and Gary Neville have all gone into coaching, with Gary Neville currently on the England staff.

And while Beckham has not entirely ruled out a move in that direction, the six-time Premier League champion admits it is not something he has given serious consideration.

"You never know - it has never really crossed my mind," he said.

"If I was to do it in the future, I would do it in the right way. Like Scholesy, Giggsy, Butty, Gary, Phil. That's the way you have to do it.

"I have no plans to do it in the next 10 years."

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