Wiegman new coach football, Foppe de Haan and assistant
Sarina Wiegman was Friday appointed as the new coach of the Oranjevrouwen. Foppe de Haan is the assistant of the former international, who until may 2019 draws.
Wiegman (47) follows Arjen van der Laan, who at the end of december after a little more than a year, was unexpectedly dismissed because the KNVB no confidence in him. Orange is preparing for the european CHAMPIONSHIPS in their own country, that next summer will be held.
After the dismissal of Van der Laan took Wiegman, who already as an assistant coach to the Oranjevrouwen was connected, the honours where. Now she is finally appointed as head coach.
The 73-year-old The Cock was, since last year, advisor of the football. In the past, he was for many years coach of sc Heerenveen, and he had also Jong Oranje and Ajax Cape Town under his wing. He was also briefly the national coach of Tuvalu.
“In two and a half years as an assistant coach, I experienced how talented and ambitious of this group. Especially now with a european CHAMPIONSHIP in your own country, for the door,” says Wiegman. “We know exactly what steps we still need to convert to perform at the european CHAMPIONSHIPS, and I look forward to them to get started.”
Sarina Wiegman new coach of the Oranjevrouwen
104 international matches
Wiegman came between 1987 and 2001 to its 104 international matches, on behalf of Orange. With her club Ter Leede she was two-time champion and won them the cup. In America, she won the title with the University of North Carolina.
As a coach, was Wiegman with ADO Den Haag won the national championship (2012) and won two times the cup (2012 and 2013). In 2014 she was the Oranjevrouwen assistant of former coach Roger Reijners.
Technical director Hans van Breukelen, the netherlands the KNVB is content with the appointment of Wiegman. “Sarina Wiegman is for us the right coach to put in a good performance at the european CHAMPIONSHIPS to put down,” he says.
“With the appointment of Wiegman we set the course that we have in mind with the Dutch team. She has extensive experience with this team, has the right attitude, the know-how and the enthusiasm to make a success of it.”
Monday travel Wiegman and The Rooster with the Orange to Spain for a training camp, where training duels with Romania (January 20) and Russia (24 January) on the program.
The european CHAMPIONSHIP starts on July 16 for the Orange with a game in The Galgenwaard stadium in Utrecht against Norway. Denmark (20 June) and Belgium (24 June) are the other countries in group A.
Consultant Foppe de Haan wanted to go further with fired coach Van der Laan