David Beckham always expected Phil Neville to be a better coach than brother Gary.
Beckham played with both Neville brothers at Manchester United, with the trio breaking into the first team at similar times.
Phil is now in charge of the England women team in the first managerial role of his career, and Beckham paid a visit to his former teammate at the weekend.
England earned a 2-2 draw with Germany, the world’s second-best team, in the SheBelieves Cup on Sunday.
Beckham was in attendance, and was impressed with what he saw.
“To be honest out of Phil and Gary, I always expected Phil to go into coaching,” Beckham told the Telegraph.
“Both of them were very intelligent in every way, on and off the field, but I am not surprised to see Phil in the role and I think he is enjoying it.
“It is good for the girls to have someone who is so experienced and who has won everything in the game.
“The team is in good hands with him. His experience will give them a lot of opportunity to push on.
“Having someone with his experience, who has played for the clubs he has played in; playing with the players he has played with and obviously working under the manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, and all the experience he got from those years there. It is great for the girls.”