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Report: Beckham is interested in the England job

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David Beckham is interested in the England job if he was offered the opportunity.

In an interview with GQ magazine, and published via the Daily Mail,  Beckham gives his full support to current England manager Gareth Southgate.

But does admit if the opportunity arose and he was offered the job he’d probably jump at the chance.

Beckham said:

‘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.

‘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?

‘It’s a dream job, but Gareth is doing the most incredible job for us right now. He’s brought energy and excitement back into the game and the fans – myself included – are enjoying that.’

Beckham who was England captain for six years, and earned 115 caps in total for his country, currently serves as an ambassador for the Three Lions.

He is also now entering into club ownership in the USA with soon to be new MLS franchise Inter Miami.

Beckham most recently became a co-owner of Salford FC with former United teammates, Gary and Phil Neville, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, and Nicky Butt.

The former Manchester United man has no previous managerial experience. It would be hard to see the English Football Association putting Beckham in such a position.

But since his retirement has always stayed in close contact and maintained a relationship with all his previous employers. He can often be seen on the sidelines of previous teams especially Manchester United paying close attention to developments.

While it’s hard to picture Beckham giving up the jet-set lifestyle, of major sporting events and fashion shows.

It would not be surprising to see him get involved in football in a far more hands-on role in the future. Perhaps in preparation for a big job further down the line.

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SALFORD, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 16: Salford City Co-Owner David Beckham poses for a photo with the Salford City Mascot prior to during the Vanarama National League match between Salford City and Dover Athletic at Peninsula Stadium on February 16, 2019 in Salford, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)