24 Apr 1962
Former Hammers player returned to the Club as David Moyes' assistant in November 2017.
55-year-old Pearce won 78 England caps in a glittering playing career which saw him win two League Cups during a lengthy spell at Nottingham Forest along with appearing for England at three major championships - the 1990 FIFA World Cup finals and UEFA Euro 92 and 96.
Pearce spent two years of his top-flight career in Claret and Blue, winning the Hammer of the Year award at the age of 39 in 2001 and totaling 50 appearances and three goals in all competitions.
Following his time at the Boleyn Ground, Pearce's final club as a player was Manchester City, where he later took over the managerial reins in 2005.
A successful seven-year period in charge of England's U21s followed, where he took the team to the 2009 UEFA U21 Championship final, with Mark Noble as captain.
He also took charge of the Great Britain side at the 2012 London Olympic Games and acted as England's caretaker boss for one match in the Netherlands later the same year. Pearce returned to club management for a year-long spell at Nottingham Forest in 2014 before taking up a successful role in the media.
Away from the pitch, Pearce was made an MBE in 1999 for his services to football and the support of various charities.