Craig Bellamy and Steve Lomas react to news Stuart Pearce is set for West Ham role

Stuart Pearce looks on during the FA Youth Cup Final First Leg match between Manchester City and Chelsea at the Academy Stadium on April 22, 2016 in Manchester, England.

Former West Ham United stars Craig Bellamy and Steve Lomas have reacted to news that Stuart Pearce could be named the club's new assistant manager.

David Moyes, Manager of Sunderland (R) gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Sunderland and West Ham United at Stadium of Light on April 15, 2017 in...

West Ham sacked Slaven Bilic this week with the side languishing in the Premier League relegation zone after a 4-1 drubbing at home to Liverpool.

The Hammers quickly replaced him with David Moyes, who has been out of work since being relegated with Sunderland last season.

The appointment was met with anger and apathy from the club's disillusioned supporters who feel it proves the board lacks ambition.

Moyes confirmed in his first press conference as Hammers boss that he was in talks with former Hammer of the Year Stuart Pearce over becoming his assistant in East London.

That was welcomed by supporters as well as former Hammers Steve Lomas and Craig Bellamy who praised the potential appointment on Sky Sports' The Debate.

13 Jan 2001:  Stuart Pearce of West Ham United on the ball against Sunderland during the FA Carling Premiership match at Upton Park in London. Sunderland won 2-0. \ Mandatory Credit: Mark...

"Pearcey's got vast knowledge of the game," Lomas told The Debate.

"I don't think he'll take any nonsense from the players on the training pitch. He'll be honest with them, he'll be firm with them, he'll say well done but he won't let players cruise through training."

And Bellamy said he was hugely impressed by Pearce when playing under him as part of Great Britain's 2012 Olympics football team.

"I worked with him at the Olympics and I thought he was brilliant I really did, I thought he was different class," Bellamy said.

"And I'm surprised he hasn't gone on (up the footballing ladder) since then as well."

Former England football player, Stuart Pearce speaks during day two of Soccerex Asia on December 5, 2016 in Doha, Qatar.

A ringing endorsement if ever there was one, not that Pearce needed it given his reputation among the club's support.

Some fans may have wanted a bigger, younger or next generation coaching team but one thing is for sure, under Moyes and Pearce there will be no half measures in training or on the pitch come match day.

And if that means West Ham start to climb the table then it is a great fit for the rest of the season at least.

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