Captain fantastic. Dead ball legend. Youth icon. Fashion idol. Doting father. And a host of other titles bestowed upon him by fans and harshest critics alike, has finally retired from all forms of football. My admiration of the football player that Beckham is, has always stemmed from his immense technical acumen and ofcourse his leadership ability. In the modern era of the 2000's, english football has produced only two worthy leaders - Gerrard & Beckham ; men who lead by example and sheer charisma. I hope Beckham takes up coaching in the future and culminates his coaching career at Manchester United - the club that gave him the wings to fly. Cheers.