Rumors about a switch from Orange national coach Sarina Wiegman to the English national team are becoming more persistent. According to the BBC, the English Football Association FA is even in talks with the former international.
Wiegman’s contract with the KNVB will run until the postponed Olympic Games in Tokyo in the summer of 2021. A few weeks ago she spoke with the union about a longer cooperation and both parties then expressed their intention to continue. The agreement is to talk further with the KNVB after the summer.
According to English media, however, it seems that Wiegman is leaving. Tuesday reported The Times even though the fifty-year-old Wiegman is the most important candidate to succeed Phil Neville. Neville led England to fourth place at the World Cup in France last summer, while the Orange Women reached the final. His contract also runs until mid-2021.
According to the BBC it is an option that Wiegman already succeeds Neville before the Games. The English have qualified for the Olympic football tournament, just like Orange. In that case, the KNVB would soon have to look for a new national coach.
On Ellis is on list FA
Wiegman was the assistant national coach of Orange for many years and became ultimately responsible in 2017. In her first final tournament, she led the Netherlands to the European title. The English are still waiting for their first prize in women’s football.
It is reported that Jill Ellis is high on the FA candidate list alongside Wiegman. British-born Ellis led the United States to the world title in both 2015 and 2019, after which she left. She doesn’t have a new club or country yet.
The next international game for the Dutch Team is scheduled for September 18. The Netherlands will then play against Russia in the qualification series for the European Championship 2022 in England.
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