FA wants to extend Sarina Wiegman deal after Euro 2022 win
The FA is planning to hold contract talks with Sarina Wiegman after she guided the Lionesses to the 2022 European Championship.
The triumph was Wiegman’s second Euros in five years after she guided the Netherlands to the 2017 title. “She is incredible,” FA CEO Mark Bullingham said. “She was our No. 1 target when we were going out to look for a manager and she was just brilliant all through that process.
“We were delighted to secure her, even though in our wildest dreams, we thought that this tournament might be too early.
“So we weren’t sure we’d win this one, we were hoping we would win one in the future so she achieved brilliant results earlier than we could have ever hoped.”
Sarina Wiegman is adored by the England fans. At the team’s victory parade in Trafalgar Square on Monday, she received an incredible reception, along with the team who were there to celebrate their success.
With the World Cup next year, the expectation is for the team to head there and repeat their success. But first up for Wiegman is a holiday in her campervan with her family. And when she returns, the FA said it will hold talks with their victorious manager.
When Baroness Sue Campbell, the FA’s director of women’s football, was asked if they will look to discuss fresh terms with Sarina Wiegman, she answered: “She’ll have a couple of weeks off and then when she gets back we’ll have a conversation. She’s done an incredible job.
“You have to remember she only came in in September and everybody said to me “do you think she can win the Euros?” and I said “it’s a very short time span that.” My goodness, she’s moulded them together. Not just the players, the team around her. There’s a togetherness.
“You have to be in it to feel it. There’s no people sitting on the edge, there’s nobody outside the bubble. They’re all in this together and she’s uncompromising on that front. She wants everybody on the same page. She’s just a great human being.