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Beckham in talks over role at World Cup

sports Updated: May 15, 2010 00:58 IST

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David Beckham has talked with England manager Fabio Capello about the possibility of a coaching role at the World Cup in South Africa, the Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder said on Friday.

“I’ve spoken to the manager and (assistant) Franco Baldini and they made it aware to me that they felt I have a role to play with the players and with the team,” the former England captain said.

“Whether it be a coaching role...I haven't sat down with the manager or talked about specifics, he just said he feels I can help the team and help the players, whatever role that be.”

“He (Capello) says I can help the players and help the team and I'm honoured by that, he feels I will be important. I have to see how my therapy goes but I'm hoping to travel with the team,” said Beckham during the bid handover ceremony at the FIFA headquarters. England have been drawn in Group C along with Algeria, Slovenia and the United States.