Coe backs Beckham as coach of British 2012 Olympic football team

London: David Beckham has been backed as a potential coach of the British 2012 Olympic football team.

London 2012 organising committee chairman Sebastian Coe has said that Beckham can play a key role, despite having no say in picking a potential coach of the British 2012 Olympic football team.

Coe said: “It is an under-23 event, but you are allowed to play three over-age players and that could be Steven Gerrard or Frank Lampard, towards the end of their career, or David Beckham – or even Beckham as a coach, though I’ve gone way beyond my brief saying that."

“It is not for me to decide, it is for the FA and the British Olympic Association,” a newspaper quoted him, as saying.

Beckham expects to find out this week whether LA Galaxy will allow him to leave on a two-month loan, with Tottenham hoping to bring him back to England.

ANI

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