LA Galaxy star David Beckham is set to take up a coaching role with England for the World Cup.

Fabio Capello reckons he would be ideal helping out behind the scenes.

Beckham said: "I've spoken to the manager and Franco Baldini and they have made it well aware that I have a role to play with the players and the team.

"We have not discussed specifics but I'm honoured that a manager of Fabio's status feels I can be important.

"I am hoping to travel with the team but obviously we'll have to see how my therapy goes."