Stuart Pearce relaxed over new contract talks

England under 21s manager Stuart PearceEngland under 21’s boss Stuart Pearce claims he is unbothered by the fact he has yet to discuss a new contract with the FA.

There are only ten months remaining on the former Manchester City boss’s contract, suggesting the 50 year old could be moved on.

Since Roy Hodgson’s arrival the former England left back has been relieved of his duties with the senior team, Hodgson brought in Ray Lewington and Gary Neville to be his assistants.

For now Pearce is concentrating on securing a play-off spot for the under 21s, with up-coming qualifiers against Azerbaijan and Norway. Speaking to The Daily Mail he said, “I will just wait for the tournament to finish to speak with my employers to say ‘what do you think’? What I think and [ask] are we both happy with how things are going?

“I can’t see [the time of discussion] changing from my side or the FA’s side next summer, if I am going into the tournament with only a month on my contract, I won’t get itchy.”