Beckham raptured his Achilles tendon playing for AC Milan last weekend and can not play for England in the World Cup.
“I think Beckham being there would detract from the main event,” he told the People. “The focus needs to be on what is important.
“Even though he has great experience and he would help, I think the media element alone would be very difficult to manage.
“I think Becks can take comfort from the fact that he’s been to three World Cups already and been fantastic, so he has those memories.
“He has been brilliant. However, I think taking David to the World Cup as part of the staff would be wrong.
“He is a player so once he is out of it through injury he should stay out and the other guys need to regroup and move on.”