Posted on Thu Jan 19th, 2012 1:30pm PDT
David Beckham recently turned down a multi-million dollar deal from the Paris St. Germain soccer club in favor of a new two-year contract with LA Galaxy, and he's opened up about his decision.
Beckham sat down with Google for a live online interview today, and he chatted about why it was ultimately his family's happiness that made him choose to stay in LA. "When you’re married and you have children, your priorities change," he said. "It was a lot easier for us to make decisions based on our careers. We have three amazing boys and a little girl we have to look after so now our priorities are all about them. My family are happiest here at the moment. We love living in LA, we love living in America. We’ve adapted to the culture and everything the country has."
Beckham also revealed that when he retires, he plans to travel to Africa to coach underprivileged children. "People always ask me if I’ll go into coaching when I retire. I love coaching but I’d love to go into the field to places like Sierra Leone, to Africa, to see the kids and coach them," he said. "These kids are walking about with literally no clothes on. But you arrive, put a soccer ball in front of them and they play like my kids play. That’s what soccer can do. It can change people’s lives. It can take them away from the lives they’ve got every day. That’s the power of soccer.” Awww!
Speaking of kids, Becks chatted about his own brood, and he still can't believe wife Victoria gave birth to a daughter last year. "I'm changing her diaper and thinking I can’t believe I’ve got a girl. Everything about her is feminine - the way she moves, eats, smiles," he gushed. "Naturally the first word is going to be 'Momma.' She’s close to it already, she’s saying a few things."
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