On this day (19 March) in 2005 Stuart Pearce managed Manchester City for the first time following the resignation of Kevin Keegan. The game with Spurs ended in a 2-1 defeat with Reyna scoring for City at White Hart Lane. Pearce’s side went unbeaten for the rest of the season after this match.
Off all the Managers I’ve seen at City in the 40yrs I’ve been following them, THIS is the one I’d name as the one I disliked the most.
Yeah, Alan Ball was a catastrophe,
Mark Hughes was a Rag,
and Steve Coppell was just weird, but the complete lack of respect for the club or managerial talent shown by Pearce, as he simultaneously ‘pimped’ himself out for a job with England at ANY opportunity AND served up that season of the most consistently appalling & boring football I’ve ever seen. Good Riddance