Ex-Toon Defender Set For Top Job

Last updated : 26 January 2007 By Footy Mad - Editor
Manchester City manager Stuart Pearce has had talks with the Football Association over the possibility of succeeding Peter Taylor as England Under-21 coach.

Pearce has been short-listed along with Bolton assistant Sammy Lee and Watford boss Adrian Boothroyd.

It was thought Pearce was set for the senior England role when it became vacant back in the summer, but the Smoggy from down the road got it. And I am sure we will suffer for that decision (but that is another story).

Pearce: "I have had a brief conversation. At this stage this is as far as it goes.
"If an offer came I would look at it. I don't think the word 'juggle' would come into it.
"I listened to what Peter Taylor had to say yesterday. It seemed he felt he could do it but it was how the situation was being perceived outside the club.
"But any time your country approaches you about anything is a proud moment.
"The bottom line is I wouldn't do anything that is detrimental to the job I do here but I believe anyone working with the under-21s would have to gain a benefit."