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Ex-Man Utd star Beckham would rather play than coach at Olympics

LA Galaxy's David Beckham insists he would much rather be a player than a coach at next year's London Olympic Games.

The former Manchester United midfielder is eyeing the 2012 Games in his home city but feels he would be of more use on the pitch as opposed to barking orders off it.

"There are 13 months to go and there are a lot of decisions to be made but I would love to be part of it," Beckham told the BBC. "I'm sure I'd be better as a player than a coach so I'll have to wait and see.

"I still feel as if I'm 21 when I'm playing. I still love the game like I did when I was 21, I still feel as fit.

"Everyone knows I have looked after myself - eating-wise, fitness-wise. So I'm not in bad shape and I'll continue to work hard and hopefully I can be part of it."

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