Under-21 boss Pearce placed in temporary charge
ENGLAND under-21 manager Stuart Pearce has been backed to calm the maelstrom surrounding the senior team and guide them through the friendly with Holland on 29 February.
Pearce, who was also an assistant to former national team boss Fabio Capello, has been placed in temporary charge until the Football Association appoint the Italian’s permanent replacement.
“He has huge experience outside and inside the organisation,” FA chairman David Bernstein said of the former England full-back, who will also manage Team GB at London 2012.
“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.”