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Hodgson open to Beckham role in England set-up

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David Beckham on the sidelines with England in 2010. Credit: PA

Roy Hodgson insists the FA would jump at the chance to involve David Beckham in the England set-up.

The 39-year-old former Three Lions midfielder told several national newspapers earlier this week that he would be proud to have a role with England in the future.

And now Hodgson has given his approval for Beckham to assist the national team in some capacity.

"Someone of David's stature, with his qualities and personality, I'm 100 per cent certain if he can find the time to lend his presence to the FA they would be happy to find role for him," Hodgson told the BBC.

"If he could make himself available for England in some way or another I have no doubt in my mind that (FA chairman) Greg Dyke and (FA general secretary) Alex Horne would welcome his presence within an England capacity."

Beckham would love to help England

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Beckham earned 115 caps for England. Credit: PA

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

"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."

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