England midfielder David Beckham has no intention of becoming a manager and is instead focusing on his recovery from an Achilles injury.
It has been suggested former Manchester United and Real Madrid star could take charge of the national side in future, but Beckham is not interested in such talk at this stage in his career and cannot foresee that changing down the line.
"I must admit it's something I've never been interested in," he said in a webchat with Yahoo. "It's not a passion of mine to be a manager of a football team."
The 35-year-old's dreams of participating in a fourth World Cup finals were shattered in March when he sustained his Achilles injury while on loan to AC Milan from the Los Angeles Galaxy.
However, Beckham was invited along to South Africa as part of the England group by coach Fabio Capello and sat on the bench for what turned out to be a wretched campaign, which ended with 4-1 defeat to Germany in the last 16.
Beckham has laid the blame for England's dismal World Cup campaign squarely at the door of the players.
"He (Capello) did everything that he could have done," said the midfielder. "He prepared us right. He worked the players to the right amount and he set everything up for the players, but obviously the players know it was disappointing.
"We didn't perform and as players you know that - you know when you don't perform, you know when you don't play well. The manager can do so much and then it's down to the players. The players go on to the pitch and they know if they don't perform they don't win games.
"The players are honest about that but it's not about individuals, it's not about how individuals play - it's about how we played as a team. It's a cliche but you win as a team and you lose as a team.
"You have to take the good days and enjoy those, and the bad days you learn from and the team will do that because we've got a lot of young players."
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