Stuart Pearce

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Where is Stuart Pearce now?

After 746 career appearances Stuart Pearce retired from playing in 2002 and took up a role as coach at Manchester City.

Pearce stayed in this position until a promotion to manager in 2005 where he remained until he was dismissed two years later.

Whilst in this role he was also manager of the England under 21 team on a part time basis.

After leaving Manchester City Pearce took on the full time role of England under 21’s manager where he stayed for six years before leaving in 2013 when his contract expired.

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In 2011 it was announced that Pearce would be managing the Team GB football team at the 2012 Olympic Games.

Unfortunately Team GB lost on penalties to South Korea in the quarter finals.

In 2012, upon the resignation of Fabio Capello, Stuart Pearce was asked to look after the England national team as caretaker manager until a successor was found.

Although a contender for the job it was eventually given to Roy Hodgson.

In July 2014 Stuart Pearce was back in management with former club Nottingham Forest but left the club in February 2015 after a string of bad results.

In 2000 Pearce released his book Psycho: The Autobiography        

After leaving Nottingham Forest Pearce started working as a match analyst on most of the main football networks including the BBC, Sky Sports and BT Sport.

Keen to get back into football management, Pearce revealed in September 2015 that he had been unsuccessful in his application as head coach for the Finland national team job.

In 2015 Stuart Pearce was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame.

In January 2016, Stuart Pearce made a sensational return to football as a player when he was signed by non-league side Longford AFC for a one off game.

The side were named the worst team in the country and Pearce was signed with the assistance of insurance firm Direct Line as part of their #directfix marketing campaign.

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Stuart Pearce was a guest on Sky Sports programme The Fantasy Football Club in October 2015 where he picked the eleven best players he had ever played with in the #One2Eleven section of the show.


Stuart Pearce’s #One2Eleven (3-5-2 Formation)


GK – Peter Shilton – his clean sheet record and number of caps for England was unbelievable. He was oustanding and demanded perfection.

RB – Gary Neville – fantastically consistent for both club and country. Good play wing back or as one of three central defenders.

LWB – John Barnes – not his usual position but had to put him in for what he did with England and Liverpool. Oustanding player that could make an impact by carrying teams on his own.

CB – Des Walker – the most consistent player I’ve ever worked with, incredible – especially around the World Cup in 1990.

CB – Tony Adams – a proper captain and a funny guy. He stands for everything a good captain should be.

CB – Terry Butcher – a collosus of a man with a wand of a left foot. He great leader and a funny fella too.

CM – Bryan Robson – all action, unselfish and carried the England team in the 1980’s.

CM – Paul Gascoigne – the most talented individual I’ve played alongside. He had a real arrogance on the pitch and was brilliant to have around the squad.

Number 10 – Ali Bernabia – a hard Algerian player who set Manchester City alight in my final season. Absolutely sensational in everything he did.

Forward – Gary Lineker – one of the worst trainers you’ve ever seen but scored time and time again on a Saturday.

Forward – Alan Shearer – Outstanding. To score the goals he did at club and country level. Dispatched finishes like you’d never believe..

Stuart Pearce: Premier League Statistics

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Premier League Teams Played forNewcastle United, Nottingham Forest, West Ham United

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