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David Beckham to become club owner

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Beckham is keeping himself busy. (©GettyImages)
Beckham is keeping himself busy. (©GettyImages).

David Beckham is not prepared to put his feet up and enjoy retirement, instead confirming he is actively pursuing the option to clinch ownership of a franchise in the MLS.

The former Manchester United and Real Madrid superstar went out a league champion for the tenth time in his career, as Beckham clinched the Ligue 1 title with Paris Saint-Germain - the fourth different division in which he has triumphed.

Following his successful five-year stint with LA Galaxy - during which time he won the MLS Cup twice - Beckham retains the option to head-up a new franchise in the league and intends to do so when the right opportunity presents itself.

And Beckham has promised that he will approach the new phase in his life with as much dedication as he afforded to his career in football, during which time he claimed more international appearances than any outfield player in England's history.

"I've retired as a footballer but I've not retired as a person, or as a man that wants to work," Beckham told HuffPostUK.

"I've been very lucky. I've worked hard, but I've been lucky in being successful at doing what I love doing, and doing that for 22 years professionally, and I achieved everything I wanted to achieve.

"I think now, it's another phase of my life, and there's so many other opportunities. I'm used to playing football every day but I want to build a successful business."

Beckham added that he is "continuing to work on the football franchise that I'm going to be involved in" with previous suggestions that he would seize control of a new side to be launched in Miami.

The 38-year-old's current priority is, however, is work with British biking wear brand Belstaff, and Beckham launched their new flagship store in London at the weekend.

Beckham will be the face of their new global advertising campaign, it continues to keep himself busy after over 20 years as a professional footballer.

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