David Beckham has confirmed he is hoping to take up an offer to join Fabio Capello's England coaching staff at the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™.

The former Three Lions captain, prevented from competing in at the tournament by injury, has discussed the appointment with the Italian and his right-hand man Franco Baldini.

"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," said Beckham.

"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."