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David Beckham: Would like to see English boss
BECKHAM WANTS ENGLISH MANAGER
Former England captain David Beckham wants to see an Englishman in charge of the national team.
Since Kevin Keegan left the role of England manager in 2000, the permanent position has been held by Swede Sven-Goran Eriksson and Italian Capello, as well as Steve McClaren.
Capello will lead the team into next summer's European Championships and possibly beyond - but Beckham is hoping an Englishman can impress enough to be given the role in the future.
The Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder told BBC's Football Focus: "Ideally, of course you want an Englishman leading an England team, it's as simple as that.
"But we haven't had those options in the last few years, so we've had a manager who's been successful all over the world in Fabio Capello.
"But going forward every Englishman would want an English manager."
Tottenham's English boss Harry Redknapp is currently the bookies' favourite to take over from Capello.
Beckham also believes the question of whether or not to take Wayne Rooney to Euro 2012 is a straightforward one to answer.
The Football Association have confirmed they are appealing to UEFA over the Manchester United striker's three-match ban for kicking out at Montenegro's Miodrag Dzudovic in last month's qualifying match in Podgorica.
And Beckham said: "Once we get through those first stages, that's when a player like Wayne Rooney will come into play.
"Obviously it's disappointing he's going to miss those games, but if you have a chance of taking a player like Wayne, then you have to take him, of course."