Sorensen Signs New Everton Contract

Everton Women’s manager Brian Sorensen and his assistant Stephen Neligan have signed new contracts with the Club until the end of June 2026.

Toffees head coach Sorensen joined the Blues from Danish outfit Fortuna Hjorring ahead of the 2022/23 season and led Everton to an impressive top-six finish in the Women’s Super League in his maiden campaign. 

Under his guidance, Everton have built a team mixed with proven internationals and promising young talent that plays expansive and attractive football.

After committing his future to the Blues, Sorensen told evertontv: “I’m very happy - I really like it here. I like the Club, I like the people in the Club and I like the fans. 

“There’s a plan in place, we have a good future and a good squad going forward. I think it’s important to show in the background there’s a plan.

“Results this season haven’t been the best at times - injuries to key players have been a big part of that - but we are performing extremely well and we have a good group. We want to continue working on that. The building blocks are there.

This is one of the best groups I have worked with, for sure. They stick together and believe. In tough times, they've found the wins - games like West Ham away, Villa away - that really shows the character of the group.

“We’re all determined to keep moving forward with Everton.”

Also extending his stay at Everton is Sorensen’s assistant manager Neligan. The duo previously worked together at Danish clubs FC Nordsjaelland and Fortuna Hjorring, with the Australian moving to Merseyside in July 2022.

“I’m delighted to continue here at Everton,” said Neligan. “Brian and I are really excited to extend our time here and continue the path we’ve started.

“I feel there is a solid foundation that we’re working from and we’re looking forward to continue doing the best for this club.

“It’s been a challenging but interesting first couple of years in English football. I think we’ve got a great group of players here and we’re excited for the future.

“I think we’re in a good place with the long-term plans we have for the squad and for this club.

“The best is still to come. I’m really excited to be here and I really believe in this project. That’s why we’re happy to extend our stay and continue to move Everton forward.”

After Sorensen and Neligan penned their new deals, Everton Women CEO, Alan McTavish, said: “It’s now over two years since Brian first agreed to join us and I’m really pleased that we’ve been able to reach a new agreement to continue for at least another two seasons.

“In my opinion, there is no doubt that the Barclays WSL is the best, most competitive women’s league in the world and the competition is only going in one direction. 

“This season has been a difficult one but I’m confident that we can regroup this summer, prepare well and be ready to go again come September.”

Brian Sorensen
There’s a plan in place, we have a good future and a good squad going forward. I think it’s important to show in the background there’s a plan.