World Football

Dutch FA target England Women’s coach Sarina Wiegman as next manager of their men’s team

Rajarshi ShuklaRajarshi Shukla

August 23 2023
Sarina Wiegman

The 53-year-old recently took England Women’s team to 2023 Women’s World Cup final

According to reports, the Dutch Football Association are considering a move to possibly appoint Sarina Wiegman as their men’s team’s next coach.

After leading the women’s team into their initial World Cup final, Wiegman lost only her second game as England Women’s manager when they were defeated 1-0 by Spain on Sunday at Stadium Australia.

The 53-year-old Sarina Wiegman previously served as the head coach of the Dutch Women’s team, most notably leading the Oranje to the Women’s World Cup final in 2019 when they were defeated by the USA 2-0.

Sarina Wiegman has since competed in five significant finals and led the Lionesses to European Championship success in 2022. However, according to The Telegraph, she is reportedly linked to the Dutch Men’s head coaching role when it becomes open again.

According to the source, “Dutch football chiefs have secretly maintained for months that the renowned manager of the Lionesses would be guaranteed that he would even create a shortlist of contenders.” Her campaign is now thought to be more credible than ever.

Ronald Koeman, previously the head coach of Barcelona and Everton, is currently in charge of the Netherlands Men’s team.

He served in the title of manager between 2018 and 2020 before resigning to take the Barcelona manager’s job. He is currently serving in the role for a second time.

After only 14 months in command, he was fired, and the team fell to ninth place in LaLiga. However, the Netherlands are now putting a lot of pressure on him.

Since assuming control in January, his team has only triumphed in one of four games, a 3-0 win against Gibraltar in March.

Wiegman, who comes from The Hague and has 99 appearances for the Netherlands as a player, stated earlier in the week that she ‘had no plans to quit’ and will stay with England until the end of her term.

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