England Lionesses manager Sarina Wiegman's nationality, salary,...
England Lionesses manager Sarina Wiegman's nationality, salary, coaching career and links to Gareth Southgate's job

England Lionesses manager Sarina Wiegman's nationality, salary, coaching career and links to Gareth Southgate's job

England are just one step away from being crowned world champions, with Lionesses manager Sarina Wiegman leading her side to the final of the Women's World Cup. It comes just 13 months after England were crowned queens of Europe at Euro 2022 on home soil. Down Under, it has been some tournament for England, who have been expertly guided to their second consecutive major tournament final by coach Wiegman. In doing so, the Dutch football manager has become the first coach - in women's or men's football - to take two countries to a World Cup final, having led the Netherlands there in 2019 before USA eventually claimed that World Cup trophy. But who is she? Let's get to know Sarina Wiegman a bit better... Early life and football She was born in The Hague, Netherlands, in 1969, which makes her 53 years old. She started playing football at a young age, mainly with boys. She even cut her hair short to make it look like she was one of them. She has represented her country 99 times, scoring three times across an international career which spanned three decades. She played her domestic football in the United States and in her homeland with Ter Leede. She went on to coach the latter before moving to ADO Den Haag women. Her next job came with the Dutch women's national team where she was appointed assistant coach in 2014, stepping up to become head coach in 2017, winning the Women's Euros in 2017. She took over as England boss in August 2021, succeeding previous coach Phil Neville. "I am delighted and honoured to join England Women," she said at her unveiling. "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." Personal life She is married to Marten Glotzbach. He is believed to have a background in marketing and commerce but he is better known for being the head coach of Netherlands Women. They worked together during their time with the national squad, and have two daughters: Sacha and Lauren Glotzbach. Sarina Wiegman's salary and n et worth It has been reported Wiegman has a net worth of £1million and reportedly earns £400,000 a year as England head coach. When England Women won the Euros, she is said to have received a £200,000 bonus. Wiegman is contracted with The FA until 2025 but looks set to be offered fresh terms. That suit Last year, Wiegman went viral with people keen to replicate her signature coaching looking. On the sidelines of games, Wiegman donned a smart two-piece power suit from Marks & Spencer, which saw sales of the garments rocket by 140 per cent. She paired the suit with a white polo T-shirt and white Nike trainers. Lisa Illis, head of womenswear design at M&S, said at the time: “Tailoring in womenswear is having quite a moment, and styled in a more casual way with fresh white trainers can create a really modern and stylish take on traditional power dressing. Opting for a navy colourway (rather than the more expected black) feels much more contemporary too." Sarina Wiegman, manager of the England Women's team (Image: 2022 James Gill - Danehouse) Taking two teams to World Cup finals Wiegman has made history by guiding two different teams to World Cup finals, which she was quizzed about in the aftermath of England's final-clinching win over Australia in the semi-final. She modestly said: "The chance as a coach you make it to two finals is really special, I never take anything for granted but I'm like - am I in a fairytale or something?" Will Wiegman replace England head coach Gareth Southgate? FA chief executive Mark Bullingham has suggested the Dutch coach will be in the frame to take over from England men's boss Gareth Southgate when the time comes for a replacement, should Wiegman wish to transfer her skills. Southgate is reportedly paid £5million a year. FA boss Bullingham previously said: "People always say it is the best man for the job or the best Englishman. Why does it have to be a man? I think our answer is always: 'It's the best person for the job'. We think Sarina is doing a great job and hope she continues doing it for a long time. I think Sarina could do anything she wants in football. "If at some point in the future she decides she wants to move into the men's game, that would be a really interesting discussion, but that's for her, right? I don't think we should view it as a step up. If she decides at some point in the future to go in a different direction, I think she's perfectly capable of that. It's the best person for the job, if that best person is a woman, then why not?"

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