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David Beckham wants to buy soccer club

David Beckham wants to buy a major soccer team when he retires from playing the sport.

The England superstar, currently playing for Los Angeles Galaxy, has long been linked with offers to coach a professional side in his native U.K. when he hangs up his boots.

But he's now spoken out to reveal he has ruled out a move into team management and plans to buy and run a Major League Soccer (MLS) club instead.

Beckham, who last month (Jan12) signed a new two-year deal to continue playing for Los Angeles Galaxy, tells Britain's Hello! magazine, "I will stay in football, but not in management - I like coaching kids but that's as far as it goes.

"I've got the possibility of ownership of a football club in the MLS, which I'm interested in, too. But I'm still playing football, so I'll worry about that once I've stopped."

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