As one of the most famous football players in the world, it is only natural for David Beckham to hope that at least one of his four children would follow in his footsteps.
But the 40-year-old revealed that his one of his sons, 13-year-old Romeo, has ruled out a career as a professional footballer and would rather follow his mother into the fashion industry instead.
David is married to clothing designer and former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham, 41. He said he had mixed feelings when Romeo, a Burberry fashion model, said he had another vocation in mind.
The Sydney Morning Herald quoted David, who said: "The other day Romeo turned round to me and said he didn't want to play football any more. Part of me was devastated but part of me was relieved, too."