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25 February 2024

Pearce interim England coach after Capello quits

England Under 21 team manager Stuart Pearce looks back as he leaves the stadium after watching Hearts play Celtic during their Scottish Premier League soccer match at Tynecastle Stadium in Edinburgh, Scotland. (REUTERS)


The English Football Association has appointed Stuart Pearce as the interim coach of the England team following Fabio Capello's resignation.

While the European Championship is still four months away, England has a friendly against the Netherlands on Feb. 29, which Pearce will take charge of.

The 49-year-old Pearce, a former Manchester City manager, runs the British Olympic and England under-21 teams.

Capello quit Wednesday, angry that he had not been consulted by the FA over its decision to strip John Terry of the captaincy.