Pearce interim England coach
Wembley - Stuart Pearce will manage England in
their friendly international against the Netherlands on February 29,
Football Association (FA) chairman David Bernstein said on Thursday.
the England Under-21 manager, was given control of the senior side for
the match against the Dutch at Wembley following Fabio Capello's
resignation on Wednesday.
Capello quit just four months before the
start of Euro 2012 following the FA's decision to strip John Terry of
the England captaincy ahead of the Chelsea defender's trial on charges
of racially abusing QPR's Anton Ferdinand, which is due to take place
after the tournament in Poland and Ukraine.
defender Pearce, who was Capello's assistant, will take charge of the
Great Britain's men's Olympic team at the 2012 Games in London.
can announce that Stuart Pearce will manage the England team against
Holland," said Bernstein at a Wembley news conference on Thursday.
has huge experience outside and inside the organisation. He has been
working with the under-21 team and has been working with Fabio for some
time. I have got great confidence in Stuart, we will be in good hands.
"Our priority then will be to appoint a new England manager."
manager Harry Redknapp, cleared of tax evasion charges on Wednesday,
remains the overwhelming favourite to succeed Capello on a long-term