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An overview of Nigel Pearson’s managerial career

Nigel Pearson was recently named as the new manager at Derby County.

His appointment was met with optimism by the Rams’ fans, who know that Pearson has what it takes to get a team out of the Championship.

But just how much do the Derby fans know about the man who will be in their dugout for the foreseeable future?

Nigel Pearson’s first job in management came at Carlisle United in December 1998. During his time at the club, he helped Carlisle avoid relegation on the final day of the 1998/99 season.

He left the Cumbria club that year, joining Gary Megson’s backroom staff at Stoke City.

He joined the coaching staff at West Bromwich Albion in 2004 following Bryan Robson’s appointment and, in 2006, he enjoyed a spell in caretaker charge after Robson’s departure.

After leaving the Hawthorns, he joined Newcastle United as their assistant manager under Glenn Roeder, as well as having a spell in caretaker charge before the arrival of Sam Allardyce in the summer of 2007.

*During his time with the Magpies, he was appointed as England Under 21s’ assistant manager and, in the absence of Stuart Pearce, he was in charge of the 3-3 friendly draw against Italy, which was the first game at the newly-rebuilt Wembley Stadium

Following Allardyce’s departure from St James’ Park in January 2008, Pearson stepped in for a second spell in caretaker charge before leaving shortly after the arrival of Kevin Keegan a few weeks later.

Southampton appointed Pearson as their new manager in February 2008 and Pearson helped the Saints to a final day victory over Sheffield United to maintain their Championship status.

Check out the next page to see where Pearson has been more recently.

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