Pearce explains U-turn over taking Forest job

New Nottingham Forest boss Stuart Pearce has explained taking the job. Pearce initially turned the offer down, but will take charge of Forest at the end of the season.

New Nottingham Forest boss Stuart Pearce has explained taking the job.

Pearce initially turned the offer down, but will take charge of Forest at the end of the season.

The former Manchester City and England Under-21 boss said: "Unless I could come through the door and be 100 per cent committed, it wouldn't be fair on the football club.

"The factors were two-fold: one or two family issues, with my children, which need to be resolved between now and the summer. And above that there were so many commercial issues that I would have had to walk away from, commitments that I'd promised people I'd complete, and I'm not that way inclined.

"I spoke with (club ambassador) John McGovern and the chairman last week and said that, unless I could come through the door and be totally 100 per cent committed, it wouldn't be right or fair on the football club. I would not do it to this club. But everything will be in place come the summer.

"For the chairman to come back to me (and offer the job for a second time) after that was a real big lift for me. It was a great opportunity."

 
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