England Women hire Sarina Wiegman as Phil Neville replacement

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Padraig Whelan

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England Women have announced that Sarina Wiegman will take over as new head coach next year.

Phil Neville is currently overseeing the Lionesses but will step away from his role upon the expiration of his deal next July.

And Wiegman has been confirmed as his successor, with the current Netherlands coach taking charge in September 2021 and penning a four-year deal.

The 50-year-old, who led her homeland to the World Cup final last year, will honour her commitment to lead them to the Olympics in Tokyo next summer.

“I’m delighted and honoured to join England Women next year,” stated Wiegman on her appointment.

“England is the cradle of football and the major developments in women’s football globally over recent years have been led by the FA.

“I’m very much looking forward to contributing my experience and expertise to this ambitious team.”

She also led the Dutch to victory in the European Championship in 2017 and will be England Women’s first ever foreign coach.