Former Manchester City, England Under-21 boss Stuart Pearce says he's open to coaching in MLS

Stuart Pearce coaching in MLS?

The former Manchester City and Great Britain Olympics head coach would be open to a move stateside, according to what he told Fox Soccer Daily.

"I'm in a situation at the moment. My contract finished in the summer and I had six fantastic years working for the [English] FA and prior to that working in the Premier League," Pearce said (6:50 in the video above). "And I'm quite open-minded to any offers at this moment in time."

The former England international defender most recently coached his country's Under-21 side. But England crashed out of the UEFA Under-21 championship in the summer and the English FA did not renew his contract.

Pearce got a taste of MLS when he traveled to scout David Beckham with the LA Galaxy prior to naming his final Olympic roster.

"I came over a year-and-a-half ago prepping for the Olympics and watching David play," he said. "I was quite impressed with the set-up and the professionalism of [MLS]. I certainly would be open-minded to it."

Like Pearce, just a few days ago, former Scotland international David Weir also indicated his interest in one day coaching in MLS.

There are two current coaching vacancies in MLS: The Vancouver Whitecaps and FC Dallas are currently conducting coaching searches, while Chivas USA will be making their decision for 2014 in the coming weeks.


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