Ex-Three Lions skipper has been in the job since 2007.
England Under-21 head coach Stuart Pearce says that he wants to continue on in his role beyond this summer’s European U21 Championship in Israel, reports the Daily Mail.
The former Nottingham Forest and Manchester City manager has been in his current position for the past six years, during which time the 51-year-old has also served as previous England boss Fabio Capello’s right-hand man.
In fact, the one-time England international captain even briefly served as the Three Lions coach for one match, a friendly against the Netherlands at Wembley last February, following the Italian’s sudden resignation earlier that month.
And now Pearce, who has overseen 41 internationals in charge of the U21s, winning 23 of those contests, want to continue on in his role after the conclusion to this month’s Euro finals, which kick off for Pearce and Co against Italy on Wednesday night.
“I enjoy the role. It’s fantastic. Nothing’s changed for me or for the FA, I think,” said Pearce.
“If we can get it out the way, that’s my mentality.
“I’m looking forward to seeing Trevor Brooking in regard to my future.
“I am absolutely delighted with the job I do, I really enjoy working with young players and have a real passion for it myself, and look forward to sitting down with the FA in two weeks’ time.
“There’s no point asking the question ‘What’s your future?’ – which we’ve done many times before. That’s where I’m at.”
Pearce led the U21s all the way to the final of the 2009 European Championship, only to be thrashed 4-0 by Germany.