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Nottingham Forest FC Staff Profiles

Stuart Pearce

Pearce took charge of first-team affairs on 1 July 2014, completing a long-awaited return to The City Ground where he earned legendary status as a player.

He made over 400 league appearances for the club between 1985-1997, captaining The Reds and earning national recognition with some sensational displays at full back. He was capped 78 times by England and went on to manage the Under 21s side, guiding them to second place in the 2009 European Championships.

His first taste of management came at Manchester City, where he stayed for over two years, and he was later tasked with leading the Great British Olympic team at London 2012.

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Last updated: 24/07/14

Steve Wigley
Assistant Manager

Wigley arrived as part of Stuart Pearce’s backroom staff in the summer of 2014.

Familiar to Pearce after assisting him at Manchester City and England’s Under 21s, the former Forest winger worked as Fulham academy’s head of coaching before returning to Trentside.

Last updated: 03/07/14

Brian Eastick
First-Team Coach

A man with over 30 years’ coaching experience, Eastick was called upon by new manager Stuart Pearce in July 2014.

Eastick worked with Pearce in the England Under 21s set-up and once held the role of academy director and head coach at Newcastle under the late Sir Bobby Robson.

Last updated: 03/07/14

Tim Flowers
Goalkeeping Coach

Flowers linked up with former England teammate Stuart Pearce shortly after the latter became manager in July 2014.

He arrived on Trentside with an abundance of experience after holding the post of goalkeeping coach at Leicester, Manchester City and Northampton Town, while he also had spells as assistant manager at Queens Park Rangers and Hull City.

Last updated: 03/07/14

John Marshall
Head of Recruitment

A contact of Stuart Pearce from the pair’s days working for the Football Association, Marshall became the latest familiar face to join the new manager’s backroom staff in July 2014.

Marshall, who spent the entirety of his playing career at Fulham before becoming chief scout at Craven Cottage, worked as senior scout at the FA and head of recruitment at Leicester City before arriving at The City Ground.

Last updated: 03/07/14