Stuart Pearce is one of England's best known and most loved football icons. An electrician by trade, Stuart started his playing career at mom-league Wealdstone. He signed for Coventry at the age of twenty-one and quickly established himself as a tough but fair left back with a lethal left foot.
After two years at Coventry Stuart Pearce moved to Nottingham Forest where he spent twelve years, eleven as club captain. Stuart's loyalty, commitment and dedication to the club led fans to affectionately nickname him Psycho.
Spells at Newcastle and West Ham followed. While at Newcastle the team reached two FA Cup Finals and competed in the Champions League. Stuart finished his playing career at Manchester City, helping them to win the Championship, before hanging up his boots at the age of forty.
Stuart went on to represent his country seventy eight times, of which nine were as captain, playing in the 1990 World Cup and both the 1992 and 1996 European Championships. Stuart's emotional celebration on scoring his penalty in '96 has become one of football's most iconic images. In 1999 he was awarded an MBE for his services to football.
Stuart Pearce was made caretaker manager at Manchester City and after a successful start was given the job full time. Staying at City for two years. Stuart was then appointed England U21s head coach. During his six years in charge he took them to four successive U21 European Championships and reached a semi-final and final. In addition, Stuart was given the honour of managing the Great Britain Olympic squad at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Since his departure from Nottingham Forest, Stuart has been using his football and business acumen to great effect, transferring his knowledge and skills to the corporate market.
Stuart also works regularly across the major broadcasters as a pundit, studio guest and co-commentator.
Stuart Pearce has a wealth of experience in leading and motivating individuals and teams. His passionate approach and inspiring insight comes from his extensive personal experiences coupled with knowledge gained from time spent with leading coaches and managers across numerous sports.
Stuart’s extraordinary journey from warehouse worker, electrician and amateur player to Premier League footballer, England captain, England manager and Olympic manager highlights his determination to succeed and make him a highly sought-after motivational and keynote business speaker.
As part of our NMP Live Meets... interview series, Stuart Pearce MBE took time out of a busy schedule to sit down with us for an exclusive chat. Watch the video below and find out what he can bring to your event.
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