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​Netherlands boss Wiegman to manage England Women

Netherlands women's manager Sarina Wiegman will succeed Phil Neville as England's head coach in September 2021, reports BBC Sport.

The former Netherlands midfielder has signed a four-year deal, with Neville set to leave the role next summer.

Wiegman, 50, will take charge after overseeing the Netherlands at the postponed Tokyo Olympics in 2021.

"Sarina was our number one choice," said Baroness Campbell, the Football Association's director of women's football.

The FA said a decision on who will take charge of Great Britain at the Olympics in Japan will be announced "in due course".

Neville is under contract until July 2021, with the Games due to run from 23 July to 8 August.

"England is the cradle of football and I'm very much looking forward to contributing my experience and expertise to this ambitious team," said Wiegman.

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