Stuart Pearce is currently the manager of the England Under-21s side but has also been appointed interim manager of the England senior team following the shock resignation of Fabio Capello. Pearce will take charge of his first game against the Netherlands at the end of February.
Pearce had a successful playing career with the likes of Nottingham Forest, Newcastle and Man City. He also won 78 caps for England and played in four major tournaments, reaching the semi-finals of World Cup 1990 and Euro 96.
After ending his playing career at Man City Pearce took up a coaching role at the club under then manager Kevin Keegan. After Keagan left the club Pearce became caretaker manager which was made permanent following aa number of good results. He spent two full seasons as manager before being sacked in May 2007.
Earlier in the 2006/07 season Pearce was appointed manager of the England Under-21 team. His highlight to date is leading them to the Euro 2009 final where they lost to Germany.
Following the departure of England manager Fabio Capello it was confirmed that Pearce has been put in temporary charge of the senior team until the Football Association finds a permamanent replacement.
This summer Pearce will be in charge of the Great Britain Olympic football team.
Pearce has done a great job with the England Under-21s so far but he is destined for greater things. At the moment he is one of the favourites in the Next England Manager Betting market.