Pearce makes full-time call

06 February 2007 08:44
Manchester City boss Stuart Pearce remains adamant that the England Under-21s side should have a full-time manager for this summer's European Championships. Pearce has been placed in charge for the immediate future following Peter Taylor's exit from the post, but Pearce is splitting his time between England and the Citizens. Ahead of the friendly against Spain, Pearce said: "I think it's a great honour to have that job. I think it should be someone who is full-time. "It's like the importance of an academy coach in the big picture, they are absolutely vital to bring these players on to the full squad. "With the scenario we have in the summer, it is absolutely vital that the Football Association put someone in place on a full-time basis. "That's my own personal view, whether it happens is obviously not in my hands. "For what it's worth, I think it's a full-time post and a post that it should be very coveted."

Source: ESA

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