Will Becks be England gaffer or England gaffe?
David Beckham brushed aside questions about him becoming England manager in the future, but William Hill think that he may well dip his toes into the managerial pond at some point in the future. Beckham is 20/1 to take over from Fabio Capello although Hills go Even money that Beckham's first managerial foray takes place in the USA. Hills go 2/1 that he can be seen striding the touchline in England.
"Beckham was an incredibly popular player and the chances are that he would prove a popular choice as England manager, although he may have to cut his teeth at a lower level before getting the big job," said Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly.
It would appear that management may be the way forward for Becks with Hills offering 11/2 that he ever starts another game for England and 9/4 that he makes an appearance at any point for the Three Lions, although 2/1 is available for him to start a match for Team GB at London 2012.
Beckham First Managerial Country (as manager or assistant): 1/1 USA; 2/1 England; 5/2 Any other; 25/1 Spain; 25/1 Italy; 7/4 not to manage before 2020
Start a competitive England match again: 11/2 yes; 1/10 no
Feature for England at any point again in the future: 9/4 yes; 1/3 no
Team GB Manager at London 2012: 16/1
Start a match for Team GB at London 2012: 2/1 yes; 4/11 no
Team GB Captain at London 2012: 2/1
When will Beckham retire from playing football: 16/1 2011; 9/4 2012; 7/4 2013; 1/1 2014+