Stuart Pearce has accepted the manager's post of the England Under 21s, after previous manager, Peter Taylor, resigned.
Pearce, 44, believes he will be able to gain a lot of experience from the position and he also believes he will be able to stay on as Manchester City manager.
Pearce, talking after Manchester City's 3-1 victory over Southampton in the FA Cup, said: "hopefully they can finalise one or two things and I do not see any reason why that shouldn't be the case."
It took several days for the FA and Manchester City to reach an agreement, and to make sure that he spends adequate time with his club side, Pearce will miss one of the England U21 friendlies.
The Former England full-back has stated that he will not be in the position after the summer tournament, saying: "Manchester City is my main priority."
Fitting with his 'Never Say Die' attitude, Pearce is looking to win the tournament in the summer. "Hopefully, I can be a success," he said. "Certainly, the whole idea is to try and win the Championships."