No coaching plans for David Beckham

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England midfielder David Beckham insists he has never been tempted by the thought of going into management and he has once again ruled out that option.

After an Achilles injury ended his dream of playing in a fourth World Cup, Beckham spent the tournament in South Africa as part of England's backroom staff and sat on the bench throughout the team's ill-fated campaign.

David Beckham stands on the pitch during the 2010 World Cup
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The former Manchester United, Real Madrid and AC Milan midfielder gave advice to members of the squad and acted as a buffer between boss Fabio Capello and his players.

Beckham's appearance on the touchline in South Africa led to suggestions that he could take charge of England in the future, but the 35-year-old admits he has no intention of becoming a manager when he retires from playing.

Speaking in a live global Yahoo! interview, Beckham said: "I must admit it's something I've never been interested in. It's not a passion of mine to be a manager of a football team.

"I'm passionate about the game and being there and obviously I was wearing the suit so people have looked and thought I could be going into that.

"I spoke to James (Milner), Shaun (Wright-Phillips), Aaron (Lennon)... all the right-sided players. I spoke to all the players. If there's anything that needed saying from the manager of the players, that was kind of my role.

"I enjoyed that but, coaching-wise, I love coaching kids - that's one of the reasons I have my academies - the children, I love seeing their faces when they're kicking the ball around. I love the enthusiasm, the honesty - that's one of the things I love doing.

"But coaching a team, being a manager, at this point in my career I don't want to do that and in the future I don't think that will happen either."

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