Stuart Pearce MBE is a former England footballer and manager.
Pearce has played for Wealdstone, Coventry City, Newcastle United, West Ham and Manchester City, but is best recognised for his 12 years spent at Nottingham Forest where he became team captain in 1987.
Stuart made his international debut in 1987 aged 25 against Brazil. He went onto earn 78 caps for England being the first choice left back before retiring from international football in 1999.
In 2001 his autobiography, Psycho, was released and became a Sunday Times best seller.
He retired as a player in 2002 while at Manchester City. He remained with the club as a coach under manager Kevin Keegan until being promoted to the manager’s job in 2005, a position in held until 2007.
Between 2007 and 2013 Pearce was manager of the England national under-21 team. He also managed the Great Britain Olympic football team at the 2012 Olympics and managed the full England team following the resignation of Fabio Capello before Roy Hodgson’s appointment.
Pearce was awarded an MBE for his services to football in 1998.
Away from the pitch, Stuart has a great knowledge of the football business and the game he loves.
Stuart Pearce is available for motivational and after-dinner speeches.