LA Galaxy star David Beckham is backing former Manchester United teammate Gary Neville for success with England.

He says Neville will be perfect for the job ahead of Euro 2012 BECAUSE he is not afraid to speak his mind.

Becks joked: "Roy Hodgson is a brave man. Gary's always been very vocal about many things. He's had the experience of being through tournaments and being disappointed and knowing what he thinks have been the problems.

"That's why it's a clever move and great for the team. Gary has knowledge throughout the game. He's played for England for many years.

"It's great for the players to have someone with his knowledge as well as Roy's. I wish Gary the best of luck."