Sarina Wiegman will work as the national coach of the English football women. This will end her successful employment as national coach of the Orange Women.
The fifty-year-old Wiegman still had a contract with the KNVB until mid-2021 and had indicated several times that he would still like to be active as coach of the Dutch women at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, which have been postponed until the summer of 2021.
In January 2017, Wiegman was appointed as national coach of the Orange Women, after she had already replaced Arjan van der Laan, who was fired in December 2016, on an interim basis, and led the Netherlands to the European title in their own country in the summer of that year. Two years later, the World Cup final was reached in France, but lost 2-0 to the United States.
The former defender herself played 104 international matches on behalf of the Dutch women's team between 1987 and 2001, in which she scored three times. She made her international debut against Norway in May 1987, in the only match of Dick Advocaat as national coach of the Orange Women.
In 2001 Wiegman became the first Dutch footballer to reach the milestone of 100 international matches played on behalf of a national team.