England manager Wiegman extends deal until 2027

16 January 2024 0 By Total Football News

England manager Sarina Wiegman has said she has “unfinished business” after signing a new contract until 2027.

Former Netherlands player and manager Wiegman started the role in September 2021 and guided the team to a first major trophy when they won Euro 2022.

England also reached the 2023 World Cup final, which they lost to Spain.

“I am so happy to have the chance to lead England through to 2027 after an incredible two and a half years,” said Wiegman, 54.

“Looking forward, we have unfinished business and I know we are capable of even more, although nothing will come easy.

“Our game is becoming so competitive at the top level. I relish that opportunity and can’t wait to start the Euro qualifiers, followed by the World Cup.”

Wiegman has also won two Arnold Clark Cups and the first Women’s Finalissima against Brazil, which was in April last year, during her time in charge.

Her assistant Arjan Veurink has also agreed a new contract extension.

“I am delighted he has also extended his stay,” said Wiegman.

“It is a fantastic job working with these amazing players and alongside great colleagues. And, of course, it is very special to be able to play a part in giving our fans such wonderful moments.”

Sarina Wiegman with the Euro 2022 trophySarina Wiegman won Euro 2022 in England four years after leading the Netherlands to the title

Wiegman won the Uefa Women’s Coach of the Year award in August.

On Monday, the Dutchwoman was named women’s coach of the year at the Fifa Best Awards for the fourth time.

Her new deal includes Euro 2025 – for which qualification starts in April – and the 2025-26 Nations League.

It will also take in the 2027 World Cup if England qualify.

“We are thrilled Sarina has agreed to extend her time with us as we head into another significant period of international football,” said Football Association chief executive Mark Bullingham.

“She has achieved so much through her outstanding work as a coach and leader, and there is more to come.

“The aim with our England teams is to be a consistent competitive force in major tournaments, and Sarina has helped us achieve that – building on what had been several years of positive progress.

“She has also been a tremendous ambassador for the women’s game, and English football in general. Her commitment to what we are trying to do to grow the grassroots for all and promote the Lionesses player pathway is there for all to see.

“Sarina is an inspiration to so many at home and abroad, and it is great that her time with us at Wembley and St George’s Park will continue.”

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