Eden Hazard, the former Chelsea and Real Madrid standout, recently bid farewell to his professional football career, but a Premier League coach is contemplating giving him a trial opportunity.
Chelsea legend Eden Hazard officially confirmed his retirement from professional football at the age of 32 on Monday. Nonetheless, West Ham United’s first-team coach, Kevin Nolan, has expressed his willingness to extend an offer for a trial.
Though Nolan’s suggestion may appear somewhat light-hearted, he genuinely believes that the Hammers might be able to entice the Belgian maestro out of retirement. He cited the case of Paul Scholes, who had previously announced his retirement only to make a return to playing shortly after.
During an interview on TalkSPORT Drive, Nolan pondered, “I’d welcome having Eden Hazard from his Chelsea days at West Ham. If he’s interested in giving it a try, I would certainly be open to it. I can’t speak for the manager, David Moyes, but I’d certainly be interested.”
“It’s regrettable that he’s decided to retire at the age of 32 because I believe a player of his caliber could continue performing at the highest level for several more years,” Nolan added. “I wouldn’t be surprised if we witnessed a change in his decision in the next six months to a year.”