The Sunderland born midfielder started training with Tottenham aged just 14 after being spotted playing for his local team; he signed professional papers at 16 and was a member of the Spurs side that won the FA Cup in 1982 and the UEFA cup in 1984. In 1985, Hazard move to Chelsea for a five year stint before moving onto Portsmouth and Swindon. He finalised his career with a move back to first club Tottenham in 1993 before retiring in 1995.
Post retirement Hazard spent most of his time playing in football charity competitions involving celebrities. He also had an eight year spell coaching the youth sides at Tottenham before moving onto Crystal Palace. He is believed to have had a hand in Victor Moses, Sean Scannell, Lee Hills and Nathaniel Clyne breaking into the Crystal Palace first team.
Since leaving his role at Crystal Palace Hazard got the Knowledge and became a London cabbie. He was even interviewed before the Tottenham vs. Chelsea Carling Cup final in 2008 from inside his Cab. He told the Football League website ‘I’m just cabbying at the moment. I work in central London and do a few days a week. I don’t particularly enjoy it, but it’s better than nothing. I still work with some clubs and give kids a bit of coaching but not full time. If the right job came along I’d consider coaching again because it’s something I believe I was very good at.’
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