Stuart Pearce was a tough tackling defender who reached the semi-final of both the 1990 World Cup and the 1996 European Championship with England. While still a player he enjoyed spells as caretaker manager and joint manager of Nottingham Forest.
After hanging up his boots at Manchester City, he remained at the club as a coach and in 2005 he was appointed City’s caretaker manager before being given the job on a permanent basis. He subsequently worked for the Football Association as manager of England’s U21s from 2007 to 2013 and he also enjoyed a coaching role with the senior England team. In February 2012 Pearce served as caretaker manager of England for one game and he was appointed manager of the Great Britain football team at the 2012 Olympics.
He returned to Nottingham Forest as manager in 2014 and subsequently joined another former club, West Ham United, as assistant manager to David Moyes in 2017. He has won the Premier League Manager of the Month award on three occasions.