David Beckham insists he will not slink into the shadows despite his extensive playing career now being over.
The former Manchester United, Real Madrid and LA Galaxy star is actively pursuing a new franchise in Major League Soccer as part of his contract with the league as well as establishing his company which sells his own range of underwear and aftershave among other things.
Beckham was in London this week to launch the opening of Belstaff British biking wear's New Bond Street store and told HuffPostUK that he does not plan to slow down as he strives to get a new MLS franchise off the ground.
"I've retired as a footballer but I've not retired as a person, or as a man that wants to work," he said.
"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."
He added that he's: "continuing to work on the football franchise that I'm going to be involved in... I'm busier now than when I was playing."