David Beckham is not convinced that Sven Goran Eriksson will walk out on England to take charge of Real Madrid.
Eriksson has emerged as a possible contender to replace Jose Antonio Camacho who resigned as manager of Real on Monday. But England and Real midfielder, Beckham, does not expect to see the Swede taking charge in Madrid.
“Sven is a great manager and in the last couple of years he’s been linked with many jobs and that will always happen, clearly there will be speculation,” said Beckham.
“But he’s England manager and as far as I know he will carry on being England manager.”
Beckham admitted he was disappointed by Camacho’s exit.
“With Camacho, I didn’t know him as well as the others and the fans, he was a nice person, he was nice to me and he was a good coach,” Beckham said.
“It’s a shame he’s gone, it was a surprise but we respect his decision. There is so much respect in Spain and in the club for this man, but now we all have to go forward.”
Beckham dismissed speculation that Camacho quit because of player unrest at Madrid.
“We don’t share the blame for Camacho leaving, ultimately it was his decision to leave, here we want to play football and play it well,”
“People can say a lot about what we earn and everything else, but on the pitch all we want to do is to win.
“It was his decision at the end of the day.
“As far as I’m concerned the relationship between the squad and Camacho was very good, he’s a very good manager and I’m sure the players had no problems with him.”