London, England – England named Stuart Pearce interim coach Thursday, one day after Fabio Capello resigned.
Pearce will manage England against Netherlands in a friendly later this month, while the English FA searches for a permanent replacement for Capello.
Capello resigned Wednesday, upset that John Terry was stripped of the England captaincy without his knowledge. The Italian had led England since December of 2007, and took the club to the 2010 World Cup and 2012 Euro finals.
The 49-year-old Pearce, coach of both the British Olympic and England Under-21 teams, previously coached Manchester City.
Pearce spent most of his playing career with Nottingham Forest, but also had stints at Newcastle, West Ham and Manchester City, among others. He played 78 times for England from 1987-99.