Noel Gallagher urges David Beckham to take up songwriting following retirement

Gallagher also says he 'hated' Beckham when he played for Manchester United

Noel Gallagher urges David Beckham to take up songwriting following retirement

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Noel Gallagher has said that David Beckham should take up songwriting now that he has retired from football.

The former England and Manchester United player confirmed that he will stop playing football at the end of this season having rejected a chance to continue playing with Paris St Germain into 2014. Speaking to ITV News about Beckham's next career move while at the Ivor Novello Awards yesterday (May 16), Gallagher said: "Songwriting".

He added: "He's had a great career and played for some of the most iconic clubs in world football. He could probably go into management one day, as long as it's not (Manchester) City."

The former Oasis member also said he "hated" Beckham when he played for United, but has since become friends with the sportsman. "I hated him when he played for United. Hated him. Hate. Proper hate. But luckily I met him when he'd left United and he's such a nice lad and he's a brilliant footballer."

Noel Gallagher, The Maccabees and Alt-J all picked up major awards at this year's Ivor Novellos in London with Gallagher collecting the award for Outstanding Song Collection, which was presented to him by Kinks singer Ray Davies. The former Oasis member thanked "my publishers, who I've only just met after 20 years – Sony, apparently," to guffaws of laughter from the industry audience. He dedicated the award to his wife, who, he said, once told him she'd never seen him write any songs. "This is proof that I do," he said.

The full list of Ivor Novello Award winners 2013 is as follows:

Best Contemporary Song
'Pelican' - Written by The Maccabees

PRS for Music Most Performed Work
'Next to Me' - Written by Hugo Chegwin, Harry Craze, Anup Paul and Emeli Sandé

Best Television Soundtrack
'Lucian Freud: Painted Life' - Composed by John Harle

Inspiration Award
Marc Almond

Album Award
'An Awesome Wave' - Written by Alt-J

Classical Music Award
Errollyn Wallen

PRS for Music Award for Outstanding Achievement
Justin Hayward

Best Original Film Score
'Anna Karenina' - Composed by Dario Marianelli

Best Song Musically and Lyrically
'Next to Me' - Written by Hugo Chegwin, Harry Craze, Anup Paul and Emeli Sandé

International Achievement
Gavin Rossdale

Songwriter of the Year
Calvin Harris

Outstanding Song Collection
Noel Gallagher

PRS for Music Special International Award
Randy Newman

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