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Category: England women’s football team

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Sarina Wiegman emerges as favourite to be next England manager

Netherlands coach’s pedigree has impressed FA Former US manager Jill Ellis likely to be main rival for jobThe Netherlands’ head coach, Sarina Wiegman, is the Football Association’s preferred choice to succeed Phil Neville as manager of England Women.Th…

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FA to start interviews for England Women manager role after huge interest

Phil Neville leaving the role next summerFA has drawn up shortlist from a total of 142 applicantsThe Football Association is set to start interviewing for the role of England Women manager after 79 applicants were deemed to have met the criteria, the G…

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New England Women’s coach to succeed Phil Neville will be named this summer

Neville’s contract runs out in July 2021Sue Campbell: interest from ‘significantly experienced coaches’Phil Neville has not been pushed out of the England manager’s job, according to the Football Association’s head of women’s football. Sue Campbell sai…

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Nikita Parris apologises to Eni Aluko for 2017 solidarity with Mark Sampson

Aluko made allegations of racism and bullying against managerParris: ‘I am sorry that my thoughtless actions caused you hurt’Nikita Parris has apologised to Eni Aluko for the moment in September 2017 when she led her team-mates in a controversial race …

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Covid-19 has rocked women’s sport but its future remains bright

Hope and determination abound throughout professional women’s sport despite the profound challenges brought by the coronavirus pandemicThe images come from a different time and place: before the sporting world became submerged in sepia and nostalgia, b…

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England Women prove to be big social media hit during lockdown | Suzanne Wrack

A concerted effort to stay in regular contact with fans has attracted significant levels of interest on Twitter and InstagramEngland Women have reached the World Cup semi-finals, won the SheBelieves Cup and attracted a crowd of more than 77,000 to Wemb…

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England Women join project to ‘truly understand the female athlete’

Specialist to work with England’s performance staffSports science mainly based on male studiesEngland Women are teaming up with a sports research and nutrition service designed to “truly understand the female athlete” and enhance performance.The servic…

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Karen Bardsley: ‘Panini should do NHS stickers – they’re our role models’

The England and Manchester City goalkeeper on career highs and lows, including Covid-19 delaying her comeback from injuryKaren Bardsley has had a lot of time to reflect on her career. The goalkeeper left England’s World Cup quarter-final victory over N…

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Sarina Wiegman’s dazzling CV means England’s future should be Oranje | Louise Taylor

The 100-cap midfielder has transformed the women’s game in the Netherlands as a manager and represents a template for female coach development in England“Nexit” – Phil Neville’s departure from the role of England Women’s coach – has been confirmed for …

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Who could replace Phil Neville as England Women’s manager?

We run the rule over leading candidates, including a two-times World Cup winner and a woman who worked as Neville’s No 2 The Football Association’s hunt for a successor to Mark Sampson in 2017 quickly became a circus. Names flew out of the ring as fast…

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Phil Neville to see out England Women contract but no decision on Olympics

FA releases statement saying he will leave role in July 2021Olympics set to start on 23 July and finish on 8 AugustPhil Neville’s future as Team GB manager hangs in the balance as the Football Association confirms his departure in 2021.With news of Nev…

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Phil Neville’s England reign a costly mistake and it may get more messy | Suzanne Wrack

Issues the FA was willing to overlook have come home to roost and a quick decision must be made over the Tokyo OlympicsThe appointment of Phil Neville as manager of the Lionesses was shambolic. Not on the initial shortlist, or even longlist, rumour ha…

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Phil Neville to step down as England Women’s manager next summer

New manager in charge for rescheduled Euro 2022England have struggled since reaching World Cup semi-finalThe Football Association is to announce that Phil Neville will step down as manager of England Women at the end of his contract in the summer of 20…

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Drew Spence: ‘Phil’s not spoken to me once. Is it because of what happened?’

Chelsea midfielder feels she’s not being given a chance by England after the Eni Aluko fallout but feels valued by her club“I’m not saying I deserve to be in the England squad but I think I deserve to have been given a chance,” says Drew Spence, Chelse…

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England’s Lionesses make collective donation to #PlayersTogether fund

Fund was launched by Premier League captains to support NHSEngland Women confirm move in coordinated statementsEngland Women’s football squad have announced a collective donation to the PlayersTogether fund. Related: Premier League captains launch char…

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England striker Fran Kirby came close to retiring due to illness

The Chelsea player fell ill with pericarditis in November‘I wasn’t allowed to do anything that would put stress on me’The England forward Fran Kirby has spoken of how close she came to telling Phil Neville, the England manager, and her manager at Chels…

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FA can boost post-coronavirus economy with new venues for women’s Euro 2022

The 12-month delay to the women’s European Championship in England offers the FA time to reset its insipid planThe queue for security inside Charles de Gaulle airport moved at a snail’s pace and, easily distinguishable in their tracksuits, the England …

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My favourite game: Canada v England, women’s World Cup quarter-final 2015

Mark Sampson’s side beat the hosts and in so doing transformed the fortunes of the women’s game in EnglandPerfection can be likened to a flame it is possible to touch but very rarely hold. Almost five years ago Jodie Taylor, Lucy Bronze and their fello…

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Infected Japanese FA president had no contact with England Women players

Kosovo Tashima was at SheBelieves Cup game in the USPlayers asymptomatic but two FA staff members self-isolateCoronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageThe FA has confirmed that no member of the England Women team has exhibited sym…

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Changes needed for Phil Neville’s England after SheBelieves Cup failure

Losses to Spain and the USA made it seven defeats in 11 for a team that seem to be regressing under the current managerThe Football Association may have privately said it would stick with the man in charge regardless of results in the US but, ultimatel…