Pearce keen on Euro 2012 job
Published : 23 Feb 2012 14:17:00
Caretaker England coach Stuart Pearce is ready to lead the side to Euro 2012 - "with pleasure".
The England Under-21 boss has been handed the senior role temporarily following the resignation of Fabio Capello. Pearce, who also worked under Capello with the senior side as part of the Italian's backroom staff, insists the Football Association have been left in no doubt about his interest in doing the job in Poland and Ukraine this summer.
He said: "I'm available, and I have tournament experience, if they need me to step into the breach in the summer. That is obviously a decision for the employees here. They know exactly where I am."
Pearce added: "I've not fluffed around it, I've not turned around and said, 'I'm not sure what I want to do.' They know exactly what I want to do. If they need me to take the squad in the summer I'll do that with pleasure.
"If they need me to coach a manager that's coming through the door, I'll do that with pleasure as well. Beyond that, at this moment in time, I consider myself, after the summer, as the Team GB manager and Under-21 manager."