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Sarina Wiegman signs contract extension with England through 2027

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England manager Sarina Wiegman has extended her contract with the team through 2027, the English Football Association announced on Tuesday.

Originally, Wiegman was signed through the 2025 Euros tournament. But this extension keeps her with the team through the 2027 Women’s World Cup.

It comes one day after she was named FIFA’s women’s coach of the year for the fourth time.

Also signing a new contract is assistant coach Arjan Veurink.

“I am so happy to have the chance to lead England through to 2027 after an incredible two and a half years,” Wiegman said. “Looking forward, we have unfinished business and I know we are capable of even more, although nothing will come easy. Our game is becoming so competitive at the top level. I relish that opportunity and can’t wait to start the Euro qualifiers, followed by the World Cup.”

Under Wiegman, the Lionesses reached last year’s World Cup final, where they lost to Spain. Recent struggles have led to the team failing to qualify for the Olympics.

Even still, FA chief executive Mark Bullingham said that they were “thrilled” that Wiegman had opted to extend her contract.

“She has achieved so much through her outstanding work as a coach and leader, and there is more to come. The aim with our England teams is to be a consistent competitive force in major tournaments, and Sarina has helped us achieve that – building on what had been several years of positive progress,” Bullingham said.

Wiegman has been with England since September 2021, helping the Lionesses to a historic Euro 2022 win.