Wiegman to become England Women’s coach from next year
LONDON (UK) – Netherlands women’s soccer team manager Sarina Wiegman will take the reins of being England Women’s head coach from next year, from Phil Neville. A four-year deal would be signed by her, the Football Association (FA) announced on Friday.
Wiegman, who has led Dutch in 2017, led them to their first World Cup final in France, after two years.
She said on her appointment, “I’m delighted and honoured to join England Women next year. England is the cradle of football and the major developments in women’s football globally over recent years have been led by the FA.”
“I’m very much looking forward to contributing my experience and expertise to this ambitious team.”
Her first major itinerary will be UEFA Women’s European Championship, which will be hosted by England in July 2022.
The FA said, “We will now renew our dialogue with the home nations in respect of the postponed Tokyo Olympics to take place in July 2021, as well as the 2024 Games.”
“A decision on the head coach for Team GB next year will be announced in due course.”
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