Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

France's Plan to Tackle Racism

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Marine Le Pen and Thomas Piketty in Time magazine's power list; EU takes on Google; Gunter Grass dies (part 2)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Deadly Crossing: Migrants desperate to reach Europe; Abadi in Washington (part 1)

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Xenophobic attacks in South Africa: anti-violence marches and anti immigration protest

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

French PM outlines action plan against racism, anti-Semitism

Read more

REPORTERS

Turkey’s hidden Armenians search for stolen identity

Read more

REVISITED

Families of slain Marikana miners still demanding justice

Read more

#TECH 24

Europe vs. Google: EU accuses search giant of market dominance abuse

Read more

#THE 51%

Women in America: Land of the free, home to the less-paid

Read more

Sports

PSG boss: ‘I didn't want Beckham to retire’

© Photo: France 24

Video by Dan LEVY

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2013-05-17

In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24, Paris Saint-Germain’s president said he regretted Beckham’s decision to retire from football, but added that the British superstar may remain involved at some level with the club.

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) president Nasser al Khelaifi told FRANCE 24 that he is disappointed that football superstar David Beckham retired on Thursday, but revealed that talks are already underway to keep the star player involved with the club at some level.

“I'm glad David Beckham ended his career with us, with PSG. But I'm also a little sad because I wanted him to continue playing for us,” Khelaifi noted in an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24.

“It’s his decision and we respect it,” Khelaifi said, adding the he had offered Beckham a new contract and told him the “door remained open” to him at PSG.

There have been several and widely differing rumours about Beckham’s future at PSG since he joined the team midseason, but the one-time captain of England’s national team announced Thursday that he would quit playing in a matter of weeks.

Beckham, 38, has played a total of 13 games sporting the PSG jersey, including Champions League and Cup matches. PSG were crowned Ligue 1 champions on May 12, two games before the end of the season.

Date created : 2013-05-17

  • FOOTBALL

    Football's Beckham to retire at end of season

    Read more

  • FRANCE

    Violent clashes mar PSG title celebrations

    Read more

  • LIGUE 1

    PSG clinch Ligue 1 title with victory in Lyon

    Read more

COMMENT(S)