Gareth Southgate is the early bookies favourite to replace Pearce as the England Under-21s manager.
The FA have decided against renewing Stuart Pearce’s contract, which runs out at the end of this month, following the disappointing Under 21s championships, where England were knocked out without registering a point.
Pearce had been in charge for six years since replacing Peter Taylor in 2007 and managed the Under-21s in four consecutive European Championships finals.
With several managers already being linked with the vacancy, fanatix looks at five potential candidates who could fill the post.
Meanwhile, you can check the odds for the position HERE.
5. Noel Blake
The 51-year-old already has plenty of experience working in the England set-up, having been Under-19’s coach for the past five years. The former Portsmouth defender has guided the England youngsters to two European Championship semi-finals and one final since taking the post in 2008 and has helped various players progress through the ranks, to break into the senior team.
The Under 21’s role would allow Blake to once again work with some of the players that have played for him at a younger age, as well as continue developing the current crop of England youths.