About our Sarina Wiegman news
Latest news on Sarina Wiegman, a Dutch football manager and former player who is the current head coach of the England women's national team. Wiegman started out as a central midfielder, later becoming a defender. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she played for the North Carolina Tar Heels women's soccer team. Wiegman represented the Netherlands from 1987 to 2001. After retiring in 2003, Wiegman began a coaching career with the women's teams of Ter Leede and ADO Den Haag. In 2014, she became assistant manager of the national team.
In 2016, Wiegman received her full coaching licence and became the first woman to work as coach at a Dutch professional football organisation. After being appointed head coach of the national team, Wiegman led them to victory at the UEFA Women's Euro 2017. Two years later, she guided the team to a runners-up medal at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. In August 2020, it was announced she would take the job of manager of the England women's national team, starting in 2021.