Eden Hazard names two Chelsea players who can become managers

November 14, 2017

Chelsea superstar Eden Hazard has tipped his team-mates Cesar Azpilicueta and Gary Cahill for future coaching roles after they hang up their boots.

The 31-year-old Gary Cahill was appointed as Chelsea’s club captain in the summer following the departure of John Terry, while the 28-year-old Azpilicueta was named his deputy.

Both defenders have made over 200 appearances for the west London giants and helped the club win Premier League titles back in 2014-15 and 2016-17.

Eden Hazard doubts whether he will go into management after retiring but believes Cahill and Azpiliceuta can land coaching roles.

During his interview, Hazard said: ‘I do not think so. Maybe for kids, but not at a professional club. It is too many things.’

Pressed on which Chelsea team-mates could make the leap from playing to management, the Belgian superstar added: ‘Cesar Azpilicueta, because he is talking a lot about football. Maybe also Gary Cahill.

‘I think they can both be good. I think managers are more for defensive players because when you see all midfield, the striker and the winger are not good managers. Apart from Zinedine Zidane!’

Eden Hazard missed the start of the current season after undergoing surgery during the summer but has impressed in recent weeks, scoring braces for both Chelsea and Belgium.