John Hartson

Where is John Hartson now?

John Hartson retired from playing in 2008 after problems with weight and fitness whilst playing for his last club West Bromwich Albion.

Upon retiring, Hartson started a career in the media and started work as an analyst with Setanta Sports for their Scottish League coverage as well as working for ITV and S4C.

In 2009 Hartson successfully fought testicular cancer which had spread to his brain and lungs.

After extensive chemotherapy and operations Hartson was given the all clear in 2013.

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In 2012, Hartson joined the the Welsh national team as part of Chris Coleman’s coaching staff but left in November 2013 to concentrate on his media career and to spend more time with his family.

Hartson has also set up The John Hartson Foundation which aims to raise the awareness of testicular cancer.

He also released a book in 2011 – Please Don’t Go: Big John’s Journey Back to Life

Hartson is now a regular guest on the BBC’s football programmes which include Football Focus and Final Score.

Follow John Hartson on Twitter @JohnHartson10

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Premier League Teams Played forArsenal, West Ham United, Wimbledon, Coventry City

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