Pearce reunited with Moyes at West Ham

West Ham United have confirmed that legendary England defender, Stuart Pearce, has rejoined the club as part of the first-team coaching set-up

The 58-year-old previously played for the East Londoners under the management of Harry Redknapp in 1999 and returned during the 2017/18 campaign to support Moyes as the Hammers successfully pulled clear of the Premier League relegation zone.

The news comes as a boost to Moyes, with Kevin Nolan and Paul Nevin also extending their stay as part of his backroom team.

“I’m really pleased to welcome Stuart back to West Ham United,” Moyes told www.whufc.com.

“He did a fantastic job for me in our first spell at the Club together. Stuart is a highly-respected figure throughout the game, who will bring another dimension to the coaching set-up here.

“I believe he will complement Kevin and Paul really well – both of whom have been brilliant support for me alongside Alan Irvine of course – and will help us get the very best out of the players.

“He will start immediately and I’ve no doubt he will be a great asset to us on the training pitch and in the dressing room next season.”

Meanwhile, Pearce – who also served Coventry City, Nottingham Forest, Newcastle United, and Manchester City as a robust left-sided defender – added: “I’m delighted to be back. It’s a great opportunity and I’m really looking forward to working with David and Alan, the staff and the players as we aim to build on a positive end to last season for the Club’s supporters who, of course, I know very well with this being my third spell at Hammers.

“I’ve spoken directly with David Sullivan and Karren Brady and I had extremely positive conversations with both of them – they were enthusiastic about me returning. It says a lot about them that I’m at West Ham again. I wouldn’t be back if I didn’t believe in the strategy the Club, Board and the manager have put in place, to take this great football club forward. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Club on both previous occasions and I can’t wait to get started again.”

Advertisement

Brian Jeeves

Email: [email protected]