Wegman will bid farewell to “Lewin” at the next summer games, after which he will start working as a coach for the England national team. Take her help Arjan Ferenc with her.
Coach at VS
Parsons now works as a coach for US club Portland Thorns. He will continue to merge this position with his new job as national coach for Orange until the end of the season in the United States, in mid-November.
Parsons gets Jessica Tourney as his assistant by his side. The 40-year-old Torny is now the coach of the Orange U-19 team. Soccer players will begin qualifying for the 2023 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand after the games. Parsons made his debut against the Czech Republic on September 17.
Play for the first time
Wegman (51) announced in August of last year that it would stop after the Games. Under the leadership of the best former soccer player, the Netherlands won the 2017 European Championship in her country. At the World Cup in 2019 in France, Orange reached the final, where he lost to the United States (0-2). The women secured their first Olympic football tournament participation in the World Final Round.
KNVB’s search for Luigman’s successor took a long time. Director Jan Dirk van der Z said at the end of last year that KNVB was looking for “Sarina-plus”. “Someone who can bypass Sarina.” A woman or man, Dutch or foreign; Van der Zee has always wanted to say little about it.
Orange international players have shown more definitely in recent months that they have found the search for a new national coach to take too long. They wanted clarity before games. Two months before the start of the tournament, KNVB and Parsons presented a foreigner to succeed Luigman, who was named the best coach in the world of women’s team in 2017 and 2020.
In addition to Wegmann, three other Dutch women have obtained the highest training diploma: Vera Pau, Hystrin de Rios and Tourney. The latter will now gain experience at the highest level as an assistant to Parsons.
View of talent
“Jessica is not only a very talented coach, but she is also a true advocate of women’s football in the Netherlands and thus she has this essential feeling with female football in her bag,” says Nico Jan Hogma, Director of KNVB’s Best Football.
“Plus, because of her role as Youth Choices Coach, she has unparalleled insight into the talent that roams the Netherlands and with her the next generation of lionesses. And in that respect, she compliments Mark well. You have such a person in your own ranks, so this was a choice.” Easy. “