Date: 29th March 2006 at 1:14pm
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David Beckham is still snubbing rumours he is set for a return to the Premiership next season with ‘a London club’, as reported last weekend.

And it seems he would be delighted to stay in Madrid – despite winning nothing at all during his spell in Spain – if he can persuade England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson to take over at the Bernabeu.

Beckham: ‘Sven is one of the best managers around and his name was bound to come into the equation. I think he would work well.

‘I don’t know who it will be as it’s not my decision. Sven is the obvious one because he will be out of a job. He will be free and available so we will see.

‘I don’t think he would have a problem with any place he went to. I think he is an experienced manager and can handle it.

‘He has been the English manager for five years and has handled the pressures there so I’m sure he can handle it wherever he manages.

‘One of his biggest qualities is his man-management – the way he treats the players and what he gets out of the players. He gives the players a lot of respect’.