Sarina Wiegman

Sarina Wiegman named as coach for the Dutch women’s team

Sarina Wiegman is immediately appointed as coach of the Dutch women’s team. The 47-year-old Wiegman, who played the role of assistant coach since August 2014, signed a contract with the KNVB until the summer of 2019.

Orange Lionesses in preparation for the European Championship which takes place in the Netherlands from July 16 to August 6, 2017. Foppe de Haan is added as an assistant coach with the coaching staff.

Sarina Wiegman: “In two and a half years as assistant coach I have experienced how talented and ambitious this group, especially now with a European Championship at home for the door, we know exactly what we are steps still need to take to perform at the European Championships and.. I look forward to that note to get started. ”

Hans van Breukelen, “Sarina Wiegman for us is the right coach to put in a good performance at the European Championships with the appointment of Wiegman we set the rate continues we have in mind with the Dutch women’s team She has extensive experience with this.. team, the correct setting has the know-how and enthusiasm to make a success of it. ”

Sarina Wiegman has a long track record in football. As a player Wiegman came between 1987 and 2001, 104 times for the Dutch women’s team, was twice champion and cup winner once with her club Ter Leede and won the national championship in America with the University of North Carolina.

After Wiegman stopped while playing she continued her career as a coach in football to include the KNVB and Ter Leede. From 2007, the former teacher of Physical Education head coach of the women’s team ADO Den Haag which they won the national championship in 2012 and took the Cup in 2012 and 2013. In the summer of 2014 Wiegman moved to the KNVB as assistant coach of Roger Reijners. Orange Women qualified this year for the first time at a World Cup and reached during the final tournament in Canada until the eighth finals. Wiegman graduated in 2016 as the third woman in the Netherlands successfully complete the course Coach Professional Football. This season Wiegman also worked as assistant coach at Jong Sparta Rotterdam. She was the first female coach who was appointed by a professional football organization.

Foppe de Haan has been added to the technical staff of the Orange Women. De Haan, who is involved as a consultant since the summer of 2016 Dutch women’s team, will immediately get to work as an assistant coach.

Orange leaves Monday, January 16th to Spain for a ten-day training camp. During this training period Netherlands will play two exhibition games. On Friday, January 20th take Football women Romania on Tuesday, January 24th is the exhibition game Russia-Netherlands on the program.

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