DAVID Beckham has reiterated his desire to be part of the Great Britain football team at next year’s London Olympics in either a playing or coaching capacity, writes Graham Walker.
The Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder and former England captain has not been part of Fabio Capello’s squad since October 2009 and he will be 37 by the time the Games start on July 25.
Beckham, who has been unveiled as Samsung’s global brand ambassador for the Games, was part of the bid team that secured the Olympics for his home city in 2005.
The 36-year-old said: “So far I’ve heard I’m going to be managing, coaching, playing. We’ll see but I would like to be part of it in some way.
“I’d love to be a player in it, of course, but just to be part of that team would be pretty incredible because for a football team to go into the Olympics in England is a huge thing.”