Women Boss In Male Game Is Just a Matter of Time

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Lionesses boss Sarina Wiegman thinks it is just a matter of time before a woman manager becomes permanent manager of an English professional male team.

Hannah Dingley temporarily became in charge at League Two club Forest Green Rovers in the
summer, but on a temporarily condition.

Professional men'sclubs in France and Italy have beforehand selected female managers on a
permanent root.

I think it will occur,I'm not sure when it will be but I think it would be good, Wiegman said.

Speaking to BBC sportseditor Dan Roan, she added: I think it's a matter of time and that comes with
the development of the game.

Women are everywhere;women are Presidents of countries and in business too. However, the stability of women in high-ranked positions, that should be a little more equaled between
men and women. In football, we're not used to having women coaching men at the
highest level.

Dutchwoman Wiegman,54, started as England head coach in 2021, taking the Lionesses to the Euro 2022 title and the World Cup final in 2023.

Regardless of proposals she could take over from Gareth Southgate as manager of the England
men's team, Wiegman declares she is still dedicated to the women's game.

My feelings now are totally not in men's football, my feelings are with the women's game and what
we can achieve, said Wiegman, who was a member of the coaching staff of Dutch
men's team Sparta Rotterdam in 2016.

I really love my job for the FA and with England. This is the uppermost level, I work with world-class
players, in the greatest amenities and know-how around me for support. I am
just really enjoying it, Sarina said.

Though, Wiegman declaress the women's game cannot be compared to the men's and will only become the same with further venture across the sport.

Guaranteeing there are more female managers in the women's game, by increasing coaching corridor and generating openings, keep on to be a priority.

Five of the 12 teams in this season's Women's Super League - the top flight of English football -
are managed by female leaders.

As part of its stirring affirmative Change' plan for the hope of women's football, the Football
Association has stated a plan for 75% of female coaches to be in manager
or head coach positions. I think you have to have projects that are giving extra concentration to it. We need more women in football, so you have to do extra things, - Wiegman said.

What the FA is doingnow with coaches coming into our setting and discovering is expectantly so they get motivated and want to stay in the game.

We have to help themand persuade them – Wiegman said.