Retired British sports star David Beckham has confirmed he is in talks to run an American soccer team.

The former England player announced his retirement from the game in May (13), and many fans expected him to take up a post behind the scenes in the soccer world or even start up his own club.

Beckham has now confirmed a big announcement is on the way in the next few weeks as he moves closer to finalising a deal to secure his future in soccer.

During an interview with the Bbc, Beckham was asked, "Will we be seeing you in charge of an American soccer team?" and the star replied, "Yes, yes... The announcement will hopefully be before the new year... As much as I would love to (announce it now), we're not ready yet, but we're almost there... I won't be a manager."