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By ESPN Staff

Beckham hopes to be part of Capello's England

David Beckham is keen to get the chance to work under his former Real Madrid manager Fabio Capello with England.

New England boss Capello dropped Beckham last season when it was announced the Englishman would be joining Los Angeles Galaxy.

Capello later relented, however, and midfielder Beckham went on to play a key role as Real won the Primera Liga title.

Beckham, speaking in a BBC Radio Two interview to be broadcast on Christmas Day, said: 'Fabio is one of the managers players look up to and want to manage them. 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 admits he had problems under Capello but is glad he was able to sign off at the Bernabeu in such style and was sorry when the Italian was sacked by the club.

The 32-year-old, who has 99 England caps, added: 'There were ups and downs with me and the manager at the time but he brought me back into the team and he had the belief in me to put me back in the team.

'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 that has respect and success. He has definitely got that in his career.'