...perhaps I'm late with this, but a mate just told me.
...he was apparently asked by Barwick whether he would have Beckham as captain. Response: no, and probably not even in the team.
End of interview. The allegation is that the FA is motivated more by commercial than footballing matters. One hopes this isn't true, it apparently comes from the horse's mouth... maybe bitterness, but if it has legs it's utterly shameful.