Hope Powell to set new record as England manager
England coach Hope Powell will set a new record for England games managed when her team face Serbia in tomorrow’s (17 September) Euro 2013 qualifier in Belgrade.
Powell’s 140th match in charge will take her past the previous record holder, Sir Walter Winterbottom.
He managed the men’s team from 1946 until Sir Alf Ramsey took over in 1962.
Powell was appointed in 1998 and has led England to two World Cups, three European Championships and their highest world ranking, sixth.
Saturday’s game in Belgrade, the opening fixture of England’s five-nation Euro 2013 qualifying group, will be the first time Powell and her players have come together since the penalty shoot-out defeat by France in last summer’s World Cup quarter-final.
From BBC Sport