Sarina Wiegman signs contract extension with England Women

Sarina Wiegman signs contract extension with Lionesses
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Sarina Wiegman signs contract extension to remain England Women’s head coach until after the 2027 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

The new deal will take in England’s defence as reigning champions for the 2025 UEFA Women’s EURO, with qualification for the finals in Switzerland starting in April.

That will be followed by the 2025-26 UEFA Women’s Nations League before the road begins to the World Cup, with the hosts to be announced in May this year.

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

“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.

“I would like to thank Mark Bullingham, Debbie Hewitt and the FA Board for their support. I also must mention Arjan Veurink. I am very delighted he has also extended his stay.

“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.”

FA CEO Bullingham said: “We are thrilled Sarina has agreed to extend her time with us as we head into another significant period of international football.

“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.”

The Lionesses return to action in February with two international fixtures overseas, with details of opposition and venue to be confirmed imminently.

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