Sky Sports reports that the agreement is almost complete and will be officially announced on Friday. The national coach of the Dutch football players will in principle become the successor of Phil Neville in the summer of 2021, who has indicated that he will stop at the English women’s team.
The current Orange national coach can be on the other side of the North Sea according to the generally well established The Times earn an annual salary of approximately 450,000 euros.
Wiegman (50) is under contract with the KNVB for another year. Discussions on a longer commitment have not yet been finalized. The English Football Association would be willing to wait for Wiegman until after the Olympic Games next year.
“Before the summer holidays, both parties discussed the future after the Olympic Games in 2021. The intention was expressed to continue in principle with each other. A second interview will follow after the holiday period, ”said a KNVB spokesperson earlier.
The Orange has qualified for the Games for the first time. Wiegman has already led her team to the European title and a second place at the World Cup in recent years. The European Championship for women will be played in England in 2022.
A spokeswoman for the KNVB did not want to comment on Thursday evening. “We will not comment until Sarina – or any other coach – either signs up or announces a departure,” was the brief response.
Wiegman’s management was unable or unwilling to make any announcements on Thursday evening.