Nigel To Lead Newcastle For Second Time Today

January 12 02:54 2008 Print This Article

United first head coach Nigel Pearson will lead the Newcastle United squad for today fixtures against Manchester United at Old Trafford, following the parted agreement of Big Sam couple days ago.

When Newcastle manager Glenn Roeder resigned on Sunday 6 May 2007, Nigel Pearson took charge of the remaining game of the season, away to Watford. Pearson stayed on at Newcastle as a coach, following the arrival of Sam Allardyce as manager at the club.

Nigel Graham Pearson born August 21, 1963 in Nottingham. During his football career as a player, Pearson played as a defender for Shrewsbury Town, Sheffield Wednesday and Middlesbrough.

His most successful years were spent playing for Sheffield Wednesday. Won the League Cup as Sheffield Wednesday captain, during the 1990-91 season, and selected as ‘Man of the Match’ in the final at Wembley. During the same season, he also helped Sheffield Wednesday win promotion to Division One.

During the 1992-93 season, he helped Sheffield Wednesday reach both domestic cup finals, but sadly broke his leg in the League Cup semi-final, and therefore could not play in either final. He is still regarded by Sheffield Wednesday supporters as a club legend, and will always be remembered.

His managerial career starts as the manager for Carlisle United 1n 1998-1999. Joining Bryan Robson as his assistant at West Bromwich Albion, and took over as caretaker manager when Robson left the club in September 2006. On February 1, 2007 Pearson confirmed as assistant coach for the England U21 team manager until after the 2007 European Championships.

Joining United coaching staff on October 19, 2006. Linked with the job as Sheffield Wednesday manager’s position, he instead took over as assistant manager of Newcastle United, taking over from Kevin Bond. Pearson’s influence was most apparent in Newcastle’s defence, which looked a lot more composed after Pearson became assistant manager.

And with no further news about who will be the next manager for United, many Toon Army believe that if Pearson can come up with good result at Old Trafford today, He will be appointed as the caretaker manager until the end of the season, to give more time for Mike Ashley to looking for the best manager for Newcastle next season.

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