We will look at teams Sarina Wiegman has coached and her success rate. Did she won the Euro 22 by luck or Wiegman had a strategy over her competitor.
Meet Sarina Wiegman.
Sarina Wiegman is always successful in whatever she does. From her days as a player till when she attained the permission to start coaching.
Born on 26th October,1969, Sarina Wiegman is a former player and manager for Dutch.
Wiegman had as many as 104 caps for country, the Netherlands and with three goals to her credit. Her playing career for the Netherlands team was from 1987 t0 2001 and she also captained the team.
Her first selection for the national team was when she was only 16 years in 1986 and by the following year, when Wiegman was 17, she made her first appearance for the Netherlands and it was a match against Norway.
Sarina Wiegman also took part in the 1988 FIFA women invitational tournament. The Netherlands got to the quarter-finals in that tournament. Sarina Wiegman helped the Netherlands to reach the quarter-final in the following tournaments: the 1989, 1991 and the 1993 European Championships.
Teams Sarina Wiegman has coached and her success rate.
Sarina Wiegman first shot at coaching was with Ter Leede in 2006 and by the summer of 2007, Wiegman became the manager for ADO Den Haag and she led the team to the Eredivisie title and the KNVB cup in 2012 and 2013.
Sarina Wiegman first national assignment as a coach was in 2014 when was appointed as assistant coach for the Netherlands women’s national football team.
She was also the coordinator of the under-19 team of the country’s at the same time she was the assistant coach at the national side. In 2015 Wiegman obtained the KNVB coaching license and this made her the third woman to do so after that of Vera Pauw and Hesterine De Reus.
She became the interim coach of the Netherlands team for three months in 2015 and by July 2016, Wiegman received her UEFA Pro coaching license. This was after she completed that of the Dutch FA coaching course and year internship at Spartan Rotterdam.
She was appointed as temporary assistant at Jong Sparta Rotterdam, making her the first woman Dutch coach at the Professional football organization. She became the substantive coach of the Netherlands on 13th January,2017.
Sarina Wiegman was appointed barely six months to the 2017 UEFA women’s Euro and the Netherlands qualified by virtue of they being the host.
With a poor run of results before, Wiegman took over, the Netherlands team won all their games and ended with a 4-2 defeat to Denmark in the final. She also achieved the feat of being the second Dutch coach to led a national team to a major event, coming only after Rinus Michels in the 1988 Euros, during which Wiegman was a player in the tournament.
Sarina Wiegman was awarded the “The best FIFA Women’s coach” in 2017 and by two days time, she was honored with the Knight of the Order of Orange -Nassau.
Magical Sarina Wiegman also led the Netherlands again to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup and the got to the final. They were however beaten by 0-2 by the ever strong United States team.
Wiegman statue was erected at the statue garden of the Dutch Football Association and she became the first woman to achieve that feat.
Wiegman took over from Phil Neville in August 2020 and finally started work in 2021 as the England Women’s national team coach. Her first assignment was an 8-0 goal thriller against North Macedonia and made a new national record of 20-0 thriller against Latvia. The sweet story is the 2020 UEFA women’s Euro 2022 victory against Germany.
The UEFA women’s Euro 22 win meant Wiegman becomes the fourth manager to retain the Euros title, and the first, in either men’s or women’s, to win the Euros with two different countries, having coached her native Netherlands to the title in 2017.