Brian Eastick will take charge of England Under 21s 2013 European Championship qualifier against Belgium on 29th February.
This appointment comes after Stuart Pearce took the managers role of the senior side for their game against Holland on the same night, following the resignation of former England manager Fabio Capello.
Harry Redknapp is widely expected to take the main role but the current Under 21 manager, who some would like to see in charge of England, will guide the senior players through this game as they prepare for the summer’s European Championship in Poland and Ukraine.
Brian Eastick steps up from the Under 20 side and has previously been involved as a coach in Pearce’s Under 21 set up.
Eastick has formerly took charge of the Under 18 and 19 sides and led the Under 19s to two successive European Championship finals. He famously took them within one win of lifting the title when they unfortunately lost to Ukraine in 2009.
He also led England to the second round of the Under 20 World Cup in Colombia last summer, covered by The Youth Radar.
You can see match reports of England’s qualifier with Belgium on The Youth Radar at the end of the month!