Stuart Pearce is a former English football player and manager, best known for his time at Nottingham Forest as a player, following his playing career Pearce has become an extremely successful manager and football speaker. Most notably managing Team GB at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Pearce has also been the manager of the England U21s for 6 years, as well as taking the reins at former clubs Nottingham Forest and Manchester City. An incredibly impressive playing résumé combined with his managerial successes has propelled Pearce into the world of after dinner sports speaking, offering specialist and fascinating insights as a football speaker.
Beginning his playing career in 1978 with Wealdstone, Stuart Pearce retired from domestic duties with Manchester City in 2002. During his playing years, Pearce represented England on 78 occasions and also scored 5 times. Enjoying his most prolific spells during his time at Nottingham Forest during the famous Brian Clough years, Pearce spent the majority of his 12 year spell at Forest as club captain, a representation of his phenomenal leadership characteristics.
During his playing career, Pearce won two League Cup trophies and the Full Members Cup, while famously also scoring from a free-kick in the 1991 FA Cup final. During his time at the City Ground, Pearce was one of the Forest players who had to cope with the horrors and tragedy of the Hillsborough disaster during the opening minutes of their FA Cup semi-final against Liverpool. Pearce also played in the rescheduled match at Old Trafford, he helped them finish third in the league that year. A crucial component in the Forest team, Pearce helped them retain the League Cup a year later. Despite their relegation from the top flight in 1993, Pearce decided to stay, helping Forest to gain promotion the following season, including scoring a header to secure promotion, showcasing his incredible loyalty and character. A fan favourite at the club, Pearce was named the Nottingham Forest Player of the Year on three occasions and was also voted in the Domestic Team of the Decade.
A playing career which saw him win over 800 domestic and International caps, including over 80 goals, Stuart Pearce is a motivated individual who has dedicated his life to the game and is now moving onto a new pathway as a football speaker. Having experienced the world of football from the perspectives of both a player and a manager, Pearce is well positioned as a football speaker, delving into his career and sharing the information that people are longing to know. A respected football speaker and popular after dinner speaker, Stuart Pearce has proven that he is a popular accompaniment to all events and occasions.
Following his playing career, Stuart Pearce was instated as a coach at Manchester City in 2001 before being promoted to become the team’s manager in 2005. His ability to balance his playing and coaching commitments are just testament to his excellent and professionalism- skills which he transfers into his after dinner speaker role, specifically offering an insight as a football speaker.
Stuart Pearce’s ability to guide and develop young talent is almost unparalleled and the tremendous work he did while in charge of the England U21s was testament to this. A wonderful mentor with a wealth of experience Pearce eloquently shared his experiences and learnings from his playing career to aid the country’s finest young talent and has the ability to relay the information to audiences in his work as a football speaker too. Pearce’s pinnacle as coach was his appointment as coach of Team GB at the London 2012 Olympics and is an experience he fondly speaks of as a football speaker providing insight into the incredibly prestigious and historic environment. Having managed Nottingham Forest and Portsmouth, Pearce is now working as the assistant manager of Premier League team, West Ham United.
With an incredibly illustrious career to his name and still being actively involved and engaged in the game, Pearce is able to provide an insight into the pressures and challenges of professional football in the modern era and has the experience to speak of how the life of a footballer has transformed and developed to match the game’s evolution. Nicknamed ‘Psycho’ for his unforgiving style of play, Stuart Pearce is a truly compelling football speaker who is available to hire for any event and is certain to be a magnificent addition providing a truly compelling performance.