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Sarina Wiegman has ‘no plans to leave’ England for USWNT

Sarina Wiegman has led England to its first Women's World Cup final. (Naomi Baker/The FA via Getty Images)

Sarina Wiegman is just fine where she is.

The U.S. women’s national team is on the hunt for its next head coach after the resignation of Vlatko Andonovski, and Wiegman has been floated as a top contender. As the manager of England, she has led the Lionesses to their first World Cup final, one year after leading them to their first Euros title.

Wiegman, though, is committed to seeing out her contract with England, she said Friday. That contract runs through 2025.

The 53-year-old Netherlands native is set to feature in her second-straight World Cup final Sunday. She led her home country to the championship match in 2019.

“I have a contract until 2025,” Wiegman told reporters. “I’m really enjoying my job, and I have the impression that people still like me doing that job. I have no plans to leave.”

When asked about the reports of the USWNT’s interest in her, Wiegman said she’s “staying out of that.”

“I’ve heard it,” she said. “I’m with England, I’m really happy with England, and I have a contract until 2025.”

The English Football Association also has said it would “100%” reject any requests by opposing countries to approach Wiegman.

“We’ve seen lots of rumors, and look, she is a special talent,” FA CEO Mark Bullingham said. “We know that. From our side, she’s obviously contracted through until 2025. We think she’s doing a great job.

“We’re obviously huge supporters of her, and I think hopefully she feels the same way. So from our side, she’s someone we’d like to have with us for a very long time. It is not about money. We are very, very happy with her, and we feel she is happy.”