Stuart Pearce Interested In Olympic Coach Role

Chris Wright

11th, February 2011

By Chris Wright

England U21 coach Stuart Pearce has thrown his hat into the ring and admitted his interest in coaching a prospective Great Britain team at next year’s Olympic games.

Pearce told the Times:

“The Olympics don’t come around very often in our country. Certainly in the job I’m in at the moment (with the U21’s), having worked with a lot of players that will be drawn from this age group, I would be very interested.”

The Welsh, Scottish and and Northern Ireland-ish football associations have already said that they are against their players being selected for ‘Team GB’, for fear of undermining their independent status with FIFA.

However, Pearce believes every eligible British player should be available for consideration to allow

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