• February 8, 2023

Hege Riise: Interim England boss to take charge of Team GB at Tokyo Olympics

Hege Riise won Olympic gold as a player with Norway in 2000

Hege Riise says she is “immensely proud” to be named head coach of Team GB’s women’s soccer team at the Tokyo Summer Olympics.

Riise will combine the job with her current role as Interim Head of England.

The Norwegian is supported by Rhian Wilkinson, who works in a supporting role for the lionesses. Another trainer will be announced.

“As a former player, I know firsthand how big the Olympics are as a tournament,” said Riise.

“I am immensely proud to have this opportunity to lead the GB squad into the games. We will go there to give everything we need to be successful and I hope we can use the power of that Also use games to help women’s football grow. ” Popularity.”

Former head of the lioness Phil Neville was hired to coach Team GB this summer, but came to Inter Miami in January.

Riise temporarily leads the English team before Dutch boss Sarina Wiegman finally takes the lead in September.

Baroness Sue Campbell, the FA’s director of women’s football, said: “We couldn’t have been more impressed with the impact Hege and Rhian had on England Women in such a short space of time, especially during our last international camp at St. George’s Park.

“I am sure that their Olympic experience and management skills will give the squad the best possible chance to be successful at the Tokyo Games.”

The lionesses thrashed out Northern Ireland 6-0 at St. George’s Park in their first responsible game last month.

The 51-year-old Riise won Olympic gold playing with Norway in 2000 and was also the assistant coach of the US team that won gold in London in 2012.

The draws for the men’s and women’s Olympic tournaments will take place on April 21st.

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