Women's football has garnered a lot of attention in the recent years with a number of competitive teams on display at the highest level of the sport. In terms of grassroots development for girls football, numerous levels of organised football tournaments and clubs have been set up in countries around the world, across different age groups.
With a steady increase in the number of girls playing the beautiful game, the number of women managers and coaches in the sport has not increased by much. However, there are some brilliant women managers in the world and here we take a look at five of the best in the world.
#5 Sarina Wiegman
Dutch women's national team coach, Sarina Wiegman recently guided the national team to victory in the 2017 UEFA Women's Euro Championship. In what was the country's finest football moment in the last 30 years, Weigman led the Dutch women to the title in front of the Dutch fans at the newly named Johan Cruyff Arena, Amsterdam.
Appointed head coach in 2017, Weigman worked in the national team setup since 2014 as an assistant coach. Prior to her work with the Dutch women's national team, she led ADO Den Haag Women to an Eredivisie title and two KNVB Cups, during her three years at the club.
A former player for a small women's club called Ter Leede, Weigman retired after a 10-year playing career. She got into coaching soon after and led Ter Leede to a Championship victory and promotion to the Eredivisie.
An experienced professional manager, Weigman is one of the best women coaches in the world.