TORONTO (AP) — John Herdman says he’ll stay as Canada’s males’s soccer coach.
The 47-year-old Briton coached Canada in its first males’s World Cup look since 1986. He led New Zealand’s girls’s staff from 2006-11 and Canada’s girls from 2011-18, profitable Olympic bronze medals in 2012 and 2016.
“Success at this stage will all the time invite alternative,” Herdman stated in a press release on Wednesday. “I’ve obtained a number of affords in current months, all of which I’ve turned down, together with a suggestion from New Zealand Soccer. … On the World Cup in Qatar, our males confirmed the world that they belong at that stage. I’m not going wherever. We nonetheless have a job to do, and the target is to take this staff to the subsequent stage in 2026.”
Earl Cochrane, Canada Soccer’s common secretary, confirmed Herdman is beneath contract by means of the 2026 World Cup that Canada is co-hosting with the U.S. and Mexico.
“There isn’t any doubt how a lot ardour and dedication John and his teaching workers have poured into our males’s nationwide staff program, taking our males from outsiders to our first World Cup in 36 years,” Cochrane stated. “Everybody in our group is dedicated to John and his teaching workers and he’s the fitting individual to take our nation to new heights.”
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