DAVID Beckham says the best thing about retirement is getting to spend quality time with his family.
Although the 40-year-old star has been kept busy with various business interests, charity work and a burgeoning acting career since retiring from soccer in 2013, he now has more time than ever to spend with his wife Victoria, 40 and their children.
Speaking in a Facebook Q&A for Belstaff to promote their new short movie Outlaws, David said: “I will always miss the game because I played for 22 years, and it was all I ever wanted to do as a kid, but it’s been a kind of easy transition really, no challenges. I get to spend more time with my family and more time at home.
“I still travel a great deal for work but now I go away for 10 days and then I’m home for six weeks.”
David and Victoria have sons Brooklyn, 16, Romeo, 13 and Cruz, 10 and four-year-old daughter Harper together.
And although David has taking on some acting roles, including small parts in his friend Guy Ritchie’s movies The Man From U.N.C.L.E and Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur, along with Outlaws, he insisted it will not become his new career and he hates watching himself on the big screen.
When asked if he will be the new James Bond, David – who insisted he would pick soccer over movies every time – quipped: “Apparently so. I haven’t been contacted yet. That’s not something that I want to do.
“There have been people saying this is the launch of my next career, and obviously as a person who has a friend like Guy Richie, he’s asked me to be in a few things and I’ve done it, but just out of fun – I’ve enjoyed it, but that’s as far as it will go.” â€“ Bang Media