Sarina Wiegman is New Lionesses Head Coach

Sarina Wiegman on the sidelines at the 2019 World Cup.

Netherlands head coach Sarina Wiegman will replace Phil Neville as manager of the England National Team.

Wiegman, who took Holland to the final of the 2019 World Cup, will be looking to replicate her previous successes with the Lionesses.

She won the FIFA “The Best” award for best women’s coach in 2017 after the Netherlands won the European Championship.

The former Ter Leede midfielder will sign a four-year contract with the FA. The contract will see her take charge of the team through Euro 2022, the 2023 World Cup and the 2025 European Championship.

Wiegman will take charge of the Lionesses following the Netherlands’ Olympic campaign next summer. Finishing her time with the ‘Oranje Lionesses’ is important to her.

“The ride with the ‘Oranje Lionesses’ has been amazing so far, but we haven’t reached our final destination yet,” Wiegman said.

“There are two more goals: qualifying for the UEFA Women’s EURO in 2022 and challenging at the Olympics next summer.

“That would be a fitting completion for me of everything we’ve strived to achieve in women’s football in my home country”

The appointment of Wiegman will be seen as something the Lionesses needed. Someone with history in the women’s game will give them the best opportunity to be an international force.

“I’m delighted and honoured to join England Women next year,” Wiegman said. “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.”