Franz Beckenbauer

German football legend Franz Beckenbauer is expecting his fifth child this November, the Bild newspaper reported.

Beckenbauer, 57, and his companion Heidi Burmester, a former secretary of the Bayern Munich club, already have a son together, Joel Maximilian, who will be three in August. The former champion, who is also the Organising committee President for the 2006 World Cup, shocked fans last year when he announced he was leaving his wife of 12 years to devote more time with his son by Burmester.

"We want this child. Little Joel should not grow up alone," Beckenbauer told Bild, which splashed the story on its front page. "We have a big house, we still have plenty of space, even for a whole kindergarten." Beckenbauer said. After four sons he now hopes to have a baby girl.