David Beckham claims he is so happy at Real Madrid he wants to live in the Spanish capital even after his playing career has finished.The England captain is in his third season with the European giants and has yet to win a trophy with the club, contributing to speculation the former Manchester United midfielder will return to England and play for Arsenal or Chelsea. Beckham says he has no intention of leaving. 'I will always keep my house in London, but I will never the hide the fact that I want to be here (Madrid) for the rest of my career,' he said. 'I want to continue here at Real and continue being England captain. 'My children are in school here and I will remain for a couple of years, even after I finish my career. 'Yes, probably, I will stay here even after I retire from football. I am happy. I played many years in England. Now I am delighted to have experienced the atmosphere of another country and have a different life in Spain.' Beckham, who is in decent form at Real, recalled his first season at Madrid and the moment he knew that he was on his way out of Manchester United. 'I have always said that the first time I had contact (with Real Madrid) was after Peter Kenyon confirmed to me by telephone that the club did not want me,' Beckham said. 'It's difficult to leave your home because you leave a comfort zone. I had a house in Manchester and everything was perfect there. I had my friends, and my family was two hours away, team-mates whom I knew for a very long time and the fans. 'It scares you a little bit to have to change everything. You don't know what awaits you. I felt like an apprentice that enters in his first changing room when I saw all of those famous footballers (at Madrid).' Beckham admits the experience at Madrid might have gone better had their been more stability in the coaching. Vicente Del Bosque was let go before Beckham had played his first game, and several other coaches have come and gone since. It has been a stark contrast to his experience in England. 'I have been fortunate in my career because in the beginning, I have had the best coaches,' he said. 'Nobby Stiles, Eric Harrison are tough people. I remember Eric used to make us clean the changing rooms and the floor. It was the journey of apprenticeship in order to become a footballer and then, of course, there was Alex Ferguson. 'If I have reached this far, it's thanks to all of them. I'm still learning. After so many years at United, I left to go to another country to play with different footballers. 'I knew (Carlos) Queiroz well and it went well. Jose Antonio Camacho didn't stay long and I didn't really get to know him. 'I had the same coach at United for 10 years, week after week working with the same person. The coaching changes has been the most difficult part at Real Madrid.' Beckham also says in his interview that he wants to be remembered not just for his skills on the field. 'I would like to be remembered for being more than a football player,' he said. 'That is why I do certain things for children. I go and visit them and bring joy to their day. But I never forget that I am in this position thanks to football.' Fitness was a concern for Beckham before the last World Cup, but he was able to take part in Japan and South Korea in 2002 and help England reach the quarter-finals. The 30-year-old has not been pain free since moving to Spain and admits he has to pay close attention to his body. 'The doctor says that part of my back problems are due to the fact of how I hit the ball, so I am changing certain things,' he said. What is not up for debate is that Beckham has been a very good player for Madrid, and has helped raise the profile of the club around the world. In his eyes, Real wanted him for his skills on the pitch. 'Ninety-nine percent what people hear and read is not true,' he said. 'When I arrived in Madrid, newspapers were asking if I was here to sell shirts or play football. That question only disappears when people get to know me.'