Stuart Pearce has made a return to West Ham United, as assistant manager to David Moyes.
Former Manchester City manager Pearce made 50 appearances for the Hammers during his playing days and will join Alan Irvine on Moyes coaching staff.
Moyes also reportedly wants to recruit Billy McKinlay who is currently in a caretaker role at Sunderland which is the club that Moyes managed last season. McKinlay is expected to join the East London club this week after negotiating an exit from Sunderland.
Moyes and his team will be looking to improve the fortunes of the Hammers following their slow start to the season. They are currently languishing in 18th position on the League standings after taking just nine points from 11 games.
“I’m really looking forward to coming in and getting involved,” Pearce told West Ham’s website.
“The opportunity to work with David Moyes, who I have respected greatly over the years, was a big factor, as was having previously played for the club.
“It’s been many years since I was there for a couple of seasons, but I really enjoyed my time. The West Ham fans were fantastic to me and I’m looking forward to coming back.
“It’s tough times at the moment but it’s a fantastic opportunity for me. I’m really excited by the challenge.”