Where is Ian Pearce now?
A Premier League winner in 1995 with Blackburn Rovers, Ian Pearce retired from playing top-flight football when he left Fulham in 2008 to join his first side Oxted & District.
Oxted & District were playing in the Surrey South Eastern Combination First Division which was 11 divisions lower than Fulham at the time.
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He did return to a higher standard of football in 2009 playing for Lincoln City, Kingstonian and Lingfield before finishing in 2012.
Upon retiring from playing completely, Pearce joined up with former Blackburn Rovers team-mate Chris Sutton at Lincoln City as his assistant manager.
The pair spent a year at the club guiding them to the FA Cup third round and also avoiding relegation before Sutton resigned for family reasons with Pearce following.
Ian Pearce was back in football with his old club Fulham in 2013 when he was recruited as a lead opposition scout and match analyst.
He was in the role for less than a year before he joined Brighton & Hove Albion as a scout for the London area and the South-East.
He is currently working as the club’s UK Scouting Manager.
Ian Pearce: Premier League Statistics
|Premier League Teams Played for||Blackburn Rovers, Fulham, West Ham United|
Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com