Nothing – for now – might tempt Sarina Wiegman away from the England job.
Few managerial roles might rival main the Lionesses.
Especially when, for Wiegman, there’s unfinished enterprise and a dedication to win the World Cup.
And now she has signed up to stick with England till 2027, there’s one other shot at glory after coming so shut final yr – shedding to Spain within the World Cup remaining.
“I think this team can still grow, we can improve,” Wiegman instructed Sky News within the Wembley dressing room. “And I see a lot potential on this crew and in England.
“So I’m excited about that and now we have a little more time to continue that.”
There is a much bigger mission for Wiegman and her crew – rising girls’s soccer from the colleges to the elite degree.
And the progress they drive is rising audiences and the money coming into the sport.
The aspiration is for pay parity with the boys’s sport, however that’s seen very a lot as a journey.
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“I feel very much valued,” she stated. “And since I came in we’ve got all the facilities that we need to perform at the highest level.
“We have a lot assist and there is development in every thing, additionally development in wage. And I’m simply actually proud of the state of affairs I’m in proper now.”
There is seemingly an acceptance that the men’s England job occupied by Gareth Southgate remains higher paid for now.
Naturally, Wiegman doesn’t talk about the pay rise together with her new contract or Southgate’s phrases.
But she is undoubtedly the world’s primary coach after accumulating the FIFA Best girls’s coach of the yr award for a fourth time on Monday evening.
Asked about closing the gender pay hole, Wiegman replied: “We go in the right direction and we need to keep moving forward.”
Wiegman’s gamers are stars of worldwide sport
Moving ahead for now into European Championship qualifying and the defence of the trophy received at Wembley in 2022.
“The competition for the squad selections is so high and the players who have been around for a longer time, they have to stay at the top of their game,” Wiegman stated.
“Some players have come in lately and they’re doing well, too.
“And I believe some kids are knocking on the door, too, in order that’s thrilling. And it’s totally aggressive too.”
Her gamers are actually stars not simply of ladies’s soccer however international sport with goalkeeper Mary Earps a a number of award winner.
“It’s absolutely incredible and things have changed,” Wiegman stated. “Sometimes I just think back to how it was when I was a young kid and how now there’s such an improvement and so good.
“So each little lady now and boy they’ve those that encourage them and so they see Mary, or a participant or a coach, that they will additionally grow to be. So that is simply actually good. What you see, you may be.”
And you will be seeing Wiegman in the England dugout for years to come. The manager the Football Association sees as a “born winner”.