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Capello will be great for England: Beckham

Midfielder David Beckham has said he is keen to be a part of new England coach Fabio Capello’s plans. Beckham is hoping to become re-united with his former Real Madrid manager with ambitions of winning his 100th cap in England’s friendly against Switzerland next February.

The 32-year-old had a stormy relationship with the Italian coach in Spain, but has said he would relish working under the 61-year-old again.

Capello famously dropped Beckham when the ex-Manchester United midfielder said he would be leaving Real to join Los Angeles Galaxy.

He later recalled Beckham for their run-in to the season and his decision paid off as the midfielder played a key role in Real winning the Primera Liga title on the final day of the season.

Beckham said: “Fabio is one of the managers players look up to and want to be managed by. I hope I’ll be part of his plans. I think he is going to be great for the players and the England team.”

Beckham has admitted there were problems between himself and Capello during his Real days but that the incident has now been forgotten and is glad to see that England have named a strong successor to Steve McClaren.

“There were ups and downs with me and the manager at the time, but he brought me back into the team and had the belief in me to put me back in the team,” Beckham said.

“It gave me an amazing end and I was sad when he got the sack as I believe he had turned the club and the players around and given the fans what they deserved, a trophy.

“I think he is a great appointment for England. Everyone wants someone leading you who has respect and success. He has definitely got that in his career.”

Capello is due to officially take over the England job on January 7 ahead of the friendly match with Switzerland on February 6 at Wembley.

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