Englishman Mark Parsons (34) succeeds Sarina Wegmann after the Olympics as the national coach of Dutch footballers. Parsons signs a contract with KNVB until the 2023 World Cup Finals.
Successful coach Sarina Wegman will bid farewell to “Lewinen” next summer after the Olympic Games and will then start working as a coach for the England national team. KNVB searches for Luigman’s successor It took too long. Director Jan Dirk van der Z said at the end of last year that KNVB is looking for “Sarina-plus”. “Someone who can bypass Sarina.” A woman or man, Dutch or foreign; Van der Zee has always wanted to say little about it.
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He will sign a contract until the 2023 World Cup.
– KNVB (KNVB) May 20, 2021
In the end, KNVB found the right candidate at Parsons, and he is now the manager of US club Portland Thorns. He will continue to merge this position with his new job as national coach for Orange until the end of the season, in mid-November. The Englishman is the first foreign coach for a Dutch national team since Ernst Abel in 1977. Parsons got Jessica Tourney, now the Orange Under-19 coach, as his assistant.
The success of a national coach Wegman
Wegman (51) announced in August of last year that it would stop after the Games. Under the leadership of the best former soccer player, the Netherlands won the 2017 European Championship in her country. At the World Cup in 2019 in France, Orange reached the final, where he lost to the United States (0-2). The women secured their first Olympic football tournament participation in the World Final Round.
The Dutch national team clearly demanded
Orange international players have shown more definitely in recent months that they have found the search for a new national coach to take too long. They wanted clarity before games. Two months before the start of the tournament, KNVB and Parsons presented a foreigner to succeed Luigman, who was named the best coach in the world of women’s team in 2017 and 2020.
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