Sarina Wiegman is the primary supervisor to win back-to-back European Championship titles with two completely different nations after including Euro 2022 glory with England to her earlier Euro 2017 success with the Netherlands 5 years in the past.
Wiegman has a excellent file of 12 wins from 12 matches in Euro tournaments. Her Dutch aspect received all six video games in 2017 and England have repeated that feat this summer season.
The Dutch coach helped put the Netherlands on the map in 2017. They had solely certified for the World Cup for the primary time in 2015 and she or he was appointed, initially on an interim foundation, in 2016.
Wiegman additionally guided the Netherlands to the 2019 World Cup closing, making her an apparent selection for the FA to take England to the subsequent degree as they seek for a everlasting alternative for Phil Neville. England have been so eager that the deal was introduced a 12 months earlier than Wiegman was because of take over, seeing out the rest of her Dutch contract till August 2021.
Her brief time with England thus far has been nothing in need of unbelievable, shortly making her mark on an already gifted squad that had begun to underperform within the years since 2019.
The Lionesses scored 53 targets of their first six video games, together with a 20-0 win over Latvia. The Arnold Clark Cup in February posed some questions towards harder opposition, however England nonetheless got here out on prime, then hammered house a 5-1 win over the Netherlands simply forward of Euro 2022.
England confirmed their high quality all through the event, going by way of the group stage and even placing collectively a file 8-0 win towards Norway. They wanted overtime towards Spain after a late equalizer from Ella Toone, however then beat Sweden within the semi-finals.
The closing towards Germany was a tense and even affair. Toone put England followers in dreamland together with his spectacular opener, earlier than Lina Magull equalized for Germany. Chloe Kelly then popped up with the winner in overtime to make historical past for each England and Wiegman.
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