Becks has a ‘few ideas’ for retirement
David Beckham said he has a "few ideas" on what he will do when he eventually quits soccer, as he prepared to be honored for his long-standing national team career.
Although no longer selected for England duty, the Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder will receive a special UEFA award at halftime in the team’s final warmup for Euro 2012 against Belgium on Saturday.
Beckham will be among a group of players honored for making more than 100 international appearances. The 37-year-old, who refuses to formally retire from England, appeared for his country 115 times, scoring 17 goals.
His former England and Manchester United teammate Gary Neville is now a part of Roy Hodgson’s national team coaching staff, but Beckham said he will pursue a different path when he comes to finally hang up his cleats.
"I love the game and love coaching kids, but management is not something I would want to do," he told Sky Sports.
Asked what is in his mind for when he retires, Beckham said, "I have a few ideas, but while I am still playing, I will concentrate on that and then think about other things when I am finished."
Beckham, meanwhile, said he hoped the current lower expectations surrounding England’s chances in Poland and Ukraine could work in the team’s favor at Euro 2012.
"There is always going to be a certain amount of pressure and expectation on England, but I think we are going to go into this competition relaxed and ready to play," he said.