After quitting the Los Angeles Galaxy in November, Beckham has now returned to Europe and joined the cash-rich PSG bandwagon under Carlo Ancelotti.
Immediately questions were raised about the potential for Beckham, who won the last of his 115 England caps in 2009, returning to the international arena.
It seems a fanciful notion given Hodgson has never selected Beckham and has already turned his back on Rio Ferdinand, who at 34 is three years his former Manchester United team-mate's junior.
And whilst the Three Lions boss did not categorically rule it out, it is clear Hodgson is not anticipating having to select Beckham at any point in the future.
"When did he last play for the national team?" said Hodgson.
"I don't think he has been plotting a return to the national team.
"I have spoken to him on a number of occasions. Maybe at some point he will pull me aside and tell me not to forget him even though he has not played for so long.
"I am not really prepared for that.
"David made up his mind a while ago what he wanted to do with his life."
Hodgson did concede the move to PSG was "fantastic" for Beckham, and it is clear he holds the midfielder in high regard.
"David is a footballing icon, not only in this country but all over the world," he said.
"He is one of the most recognisable footballers anywhere.
"We are perfectly aware of who he is, what he is and what he has done. All I can do is wish him all the best.
"Let's hope he can be as big a success at PSG as he has been everywhere else."