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Wiegman eyeing World Cup success after signing new England deal
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Reuben Rosso-Powell
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Sarina Wiegman has signed a contract extension with England
Sarina Wiegman has signed a contract extension with England

England boss Sarina Wiegman has set her sights on Women's World Cup glory after extending her contract until 2027.

The Dutch coach guided the Lionesses to last year's final, where they lost 1-0 to Spain in Sydney.

And Wiegman, 54, feels her squad has the ability to go one step further in the tournament.

She said: "I'm motivated anyway but we had that disappointment and we always want more.

"It's very hard to play finals and it's not easy but we've done very well and want to strive for more and grow. 

"I see a lot of growth in this team and I think we can go further than that. The world around us is growing and improving quickly, so we need to be on top of our game and I really like these challenges.

"This is my home away from home. Working for England is amazing. The federation is the biggest worldwide and the game has developed here so much and it's at the highest level."

The Euro 2022 winners boast a host of young talent and the growth of the Women's Super League has strengthened competition for places in Wiegman's squad.

Asked if the number of exciting players at her disposal is appealing, she added: "Yes, I think so. We have so much potential.

"We have experienced players and young players coming in and the growth of the WSL too means watching the games is very exciting.

"It is nice to work in England and with the FA and I see a lot of potential.

"I feel like in this team we can grow so much more and I want to do another tournament with this team too." 

FA chief Mark Bullingham views Wiegman as the "No1 women's coach in the world" and insisted she is being paid accordingly.

This comes after reports of a gap between Wiegman’s £400,000 salary and England men's manager Gareth Southgate's £5million wage in 2023.

Bullingham said: "We won't give you a number but what I would say is that we view Sarina as the No1 coach in the world in the women's game and we view that she's being paid accordingly."

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