LONDON (CBS) David Beckham may now be known more for his Armani underwear ads and his fashionable wife Victoria than his soccer prowess, but all that could have changed, had he not said the wrong thing while hosting a press conference last week.
Beckham was recently attached to the England squad that failed to win the World Cup -- despite his words of encouragement, the team failed to win at any level. But Beckham was a still a top choice to become the next manager of England's national team. In fact, the whole of the United Kingdom was rooting for him to say yes...but then he didn't.
"I have no plans to become a manager ... it's not where I see myself at all ... I like teaching children and all that - in fact that is my favorite part - but playing-wise, I still think I have a lot to offer and I have no plans to retire yet. But when I do, I won't be applying for the England manager's job," Beckham announced.
And with that, a million hearts and hopes were crushed. It might be wise for the soccer star to remain in the U.S. for the foreseeable future.This story was filed by CBS News entertainment contributor Neil Sean in London.