Where is Ian Pearce now?
Former Premier League defender Ian Pearce retired from playing top-flight football when he left Fulham in 2008 to join Oxted & District with whom he started his career.
The club were playing in a league which was 11 divisions lower than Fulham at the time however he did make a return to a higher standard of football in 2009 playing for Lincoln City, Kingstonian and Lingfield before finishing for good in 2012.
He finished his professional career with nearly 300 appearances under his belt and a Premier League winner’s medal which he won with Blackburn Rovers in 1995
Upon retiring from playing completely, Pearce joined up with former 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.
He made a return to 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 the club’s UK scouting manager.
Pearce was an important part of the recruitment team that put together the side that won promotion to the Premier League in 2017.
With an outstanding reputation in his field he he was appointed in his current role as West Bromwich Albion’s head of recruitment in November 2018.
Ian Pearce: Premier League Statistics
|Premier League Teams Played for||Blackburn Rovers, Fulham, West Ham United|
Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com