David Beckham says he may resume football by playing for the Major League Soccer team he is trying to launch in Miami.
“There’s never been a player-owner but maybe?” Beckham said while appearing on a BBC One documentary on Monday.
The 39-year-old former England captain retired in May 2013 after a 20-year playing career that ended with a short spell at Paris St-Germain.
Beckham admitted he had “a tough time” after retiring as a player but has gone through “a stage of enjoying the rest” and is tempted to come out of retirement.
He said: “Now I go to watch a basketball game and, when you are watching athletes play at the top of their game, it gives me that itch again and I want to be back in the game and I start thinking to myself ‘Could I play again? Could I go back? Could I come out of retirement and start playing again?’”