England meet Germany in the Euro 2022 final at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.
Germany defeated France 2-1 on Wednesday night to secure their place at the top after hosts England beat Sweden 4-0 in the semi-finals the night before.
Here we take a closer look at the head coaches of the two remaining nations.
Age: 52 Place of birth: The Hague, Netherlands Supervised teams: Ter Leede, ADO The Hague, Netherlands, England
Wiegman is England’s first full-time head coach since Hope Powell and has an excellent international pedigree. She led the Netherlands to Euro 2017 glory and reached the 2019 World Cup final. Her coaching career began in club football in her home country before becoming full-time national team coach in 2017 after stints as assistant coach and interim manager.
She became England’s first full-time non-British manager when she succeeded Phil Neville last September. She remains undefeated in the role, having won 16 out of 18 games. Draws against Canada and Spain en route to winning the inaugural Arnold Clark Cup earlier this year are the only winless games of their tenure.
With a direct approach to communication and a serious demeanor, Wiegman has instilled more confidence and resilience in the Lionesses. She is tactically smart, consistent in her team selection and has been compared to male boss Gareth Southgate for her impressive social skills.
Martina Voss-Tecklenburg (Germany)
Age: 54 Place of birth: Duisburg, Germany Supervised teams: FCR 2001 Duisburg, FF USV Jena, Switzerland, Germany
Voss-Tecklenburg won the 2009 Champions League – then known as the UEFA Women’s Cup – with defunct hometown club Duisburg, and was twice a German Cup winner. She gained further Bundesliga experience during a brief stint in Jena before making history by leading Switzerland to their first World Cup in 2015.
The 54-year-old was a four-time European champion and World Cup finalist as a player. She was hired to help rebuild the national team after Germany’s streak of six straight Euro triumphs was halted in 2017. She conceded that the 2019 World Cup, which ended in a quarterfinal defeat, came too soon, but has since turned her side into a serious contender.
Voss-Tecklenburg has given the German players confidence and ensures that the basics are executed with precision. Strong striker Alexandra Popp, who coached Voss-Tecklenburg in Duisburg, is at the center of a clinical attack and is fighting for the Golden Boot after suffering injury problems early in her international career.
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/sarina-wiegman-england-germany-wembley-netherlands-b2132995.html Comparison of the final coaches of Euro 2022