Sarina Wiegman speaks out on her future ahead of World Cup final

Sarina Wiegman insists she has no plans to leave her role as England manager following Sunday’s Women’s World Cup final against Spain.

The 53-year-old has turned the Lionesses into a relentless winning machine that stands on the brink of making history on Sunday.

With the team in a state of disarray following Phil Neville’s miserable tenure, Wiegman has transformed the fortunes of a squad who became European champions last summer on home soil.

The Football Association had been bracing itself for a battle to keep hold of Wiegman with a string of high-profile jobs currently vacant.

On Thursday, FA CEO Mark Bullingham claimed the Dutchwoman would even be considered to succeed Gareth Southgate as and when he leaves his position as manager of the England men’s team, but Wiegman maintains she is fully committed to her current job.

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‘I want to stay with England,’ said Wiegman, addressing the mounting speculation surrounding her future.

‘I’m very happy with my job. I’m happy how the FA treats me. And I’m getting ready for the Spain game.’

For now, at least, Wiegman’s focus remains centred on this weekend’s showdown against Spain who will represent argualy the biggest test the Lionesses have faced so far.

‘We are very excited. I have a lot of confidence in our team. I think we’re in a very good place.

‘We really want to leave with that World Cup. We have an opponent that’s really strong. What we’re focusing on is how do we want to play, and we’re going to do anything to be at our best.

‘And then hopefully that gives us the success we want.’

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