Sarina Wiegman: ‘We’ve changed society, I’m proud of that the most’

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England’s manager reflects on the wider impact of the Lionesses’ Euro 2022 triumph and the growth of the Women’s World Cup

“I’m just me,” says Sarina Wiegman. It is not quite that simple, though – a lot has come from the England manager “just” being herself. The reigning Fifa coach of the year and three-time winner of that award has achieved a lot in her chosen profession. With success, including back-to-back European Championship titles with the Netherlands in 2017 and England in 2022, has come a broadening of her influence, too.

“I think about the bigger picture a little more, absolutely,” she says, when asked whether she spends time thinking about the wider role she can play. “But my main focus stays on my job. With that job, doing well in that job, then you get those opportunities, and I’m aware of that.”

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Written by Suzanne Wrack on the Sunshine Coast
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