Stuart Pearce

David Beckham’s omission from London Olympic team: ‘I desperately wanted him on the squad,’ coach says

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Stuart Pearce believes that his decision to leave David Beckham off the 2012 Olympic team led to Downing Street talks of whether he should have been fired. [more]

Great Britain’s Olympic soccer manager criticizes Gareth Bale for skipping London 2012

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Stuart Pearce, who managed the Great Britain soccer team to a quarterfinal exit at the London Olympics, recently singled out Welsh star Gareth Bale for pulling out Olympic consideration the night before the team was named last year. Bale, a 24-year-old attacking midfielder, transferred from England’s Tottenham Hotspur to Spain’s Real Madrid for a fee reported to [more]