The FA confirms that it will consider Sarina Wiegman for the England men's national team job after Gareth Southgate

England manager Sarina Wiegman winning at the Best FIFA awards 2022
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The English Football Association would consider making current Lionesses head coach Sarina Wiegman the men’s team head coach when Gareth Southgate eventually moves on, according to FA chief executive Mark Bullingham. 

Speaking to various outlets in Australia ahead of a historic first Women’s World Cup final for England on Sunday against Spain, and a first for the nation at senior level since 1966, Wiegman’s continued success in backing up last summer’s European Championship success has again sparked rumours she may one day be primed to replace Southgate in what would be a first of a kind move for a female head coach at this level. 

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Rich Laverty has been a women’s football writer for a decade now, covering the game across the FA WSL, several FA Cup finals and live from the 2017 European Championships and 2019 World Cup. He has written regularly for publications in the UK and USA, including The Times, Guardian, Independent, iSport, FourFourTwo, Bleacher Report, The Blizzard, These Football Times and Our Game Magazine.