David Beckham has revealed that he would love to bring back his family to live in England soon.
The LA Galaxy star said that he and his wife Victoria are "always tempted" to move back to Britain but insisted their children's schooling takes priority for now.
The 37-year-old footballer has been travelling the world in recent weeks, collecting the London Olympic flame in Greece and helping Princess Anne deliver it to Cornwall for the start of the torch relay.
He admitted that leaving his young family is always difficult.
"They understand that I work away, they've always known that, but it never gets any easier," the Mirror quoted him as saying.
"But I've got hundreds of pictures of the kids with me - my phone's screensaver is one of the whole family.
"I always miss England and London, we're always tempted to come home. But we have four kids - three of them are in school - and they're at a critical time in their schooling but we'll see," he said.
On the subject of hanging up his boots, he said he has no intension as yet.
"Whether I continue to play or I don't ... at the moment I have no plans on finishing at the end of this season.
"I want to play for as long as possible and then we'll see.
"At the end of the day, I always miss London - just having pie and mash with my Mum or Dad and visiting my Nan.
"We always love coming home and we're always tempted to come home so we'll see what happens," he added. (ANI)