Wiegman set for new contract and huge six figure bonus after Lionesses’ glory

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The FA are expected to open contract talks with Lioness boss Sarina Wiegman in a bid to secure her long-term future.

Wiegman has two years of her current £400,000-a-year deal remaining. But FA bosses are aware the Dutch coach is now one of the most sought-after managers in world football after leading England to Euro 2022 glory at Wembley.

Wiegman, 52, remains unbeaten since taking charge of the Lionesses and has now won back-to-back Euros with Holland and England. She is understood to have earned a £200,000 bonus for winning the first major trophy in Lionesses history – and will take her side to next year's World Cup in Australia as one of the favourites to win it.

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The FA fear Wiegman could be lured away at some stage in the future and would like her to extend her current deal. Rachel Daly admits Wiegman should be recognised as one of the best in the business in both the men's and women's game.

Daly said: "She should be. She absolutely should be. Her stats speak for themselves. She's won two home Euros in a row. We haven't lost under her, touch wood. She's incredible.

"She'll never take any credit but you can see how she influences us. She's a calming presence on the bench, on the sidelines, in the changing rooms, in training. She's one of a kind and we're so lucky to have her."

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Wiegman dedicated the Euro victory to here sister, who died a month before the tournament. “I kissed this small bracelet on my wrist,” she said, “My sister passed before the tournament. But I think she was here. She was sitting on the crossbar. She comes to every one of my games.

She added: “We won the cup. It is unbelievable. It is incredible. We had the whole of England behind us, we’ve had so much support from the fans and we did an incredible job and I’m so proud of the whole team, players and staff.

“For the first time in years, I had a beer! I don’t really like it but I drank it. It will take time for all of this to settle in.”

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