John Herdman takes over Canadian men's soccer program — CP NewsAlert

John Herdman takes over Canadian men's soccer program — CP NewsAlert

He added: "In taking on the roles of men's programme director and men's national team head coach, I am keen to put a lasting mark on a programme full of potential as we work towards the ultimate goal of representing Canada on the world's biggest stage at the FIFA World Cup". Herman takes over after Canada Soccer fired Octavio Zambrano.

When Zambrano joined Canada Soccer last March, it was his first job as a national team coach. He was an assistant coach for the 2016 Rio Olympic team that took home the bronze medal.

He now faces a new challenge turning around a men's team currently ranked 94th in the world.

"We are pleased to have such a capable successor in Kenneth Heiner-Møller who has been a key part of the technical staff that has seen Canada capture back-to-back bronze medals and rise to its highest-ever ranking of 4th in the world".

With his success in building the women's team to a top-five team, Canada Soccer hopes that Herdman can do the same with the men's team. "What makes him exemplary, though, is his work ethic, his passion, his preparation and his attention to detail". Heiner-Moller, meanwhile, who previously coached his native Denmark between 2006 and 2013, will be assisted by Bev Priestman, 31, who led Canada at the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup. "We are looking forward to John bringing his expertise to our men's national team program". The group includes 16 players set to vie for a first cap in the friendly against Bosnia & Herzegovina later this month.

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The move seemed a surprise to some, including women's captain Christine Sinclair, who responded on Twitter with the words, "Speechless right now". He succeeded Italy's Carolina Morace after a last-place finish at the 2011 World Cup in Germany. Herdman is also the men's national EXCEL Director.

Herdman previously served as head coach of New Zealand's women's team and national director of football development.

Kenneth Heiner-Moller, one of Herdman's assistants on the women's side, will take over as coach of that team.

They have not qualified for a World Cup since 1986 and will miss out again this summer in Russia.

The Newcastle United supporter said: "It's a great honour to join the men's national team programme and I want to thank Canada Soccer for this opportunity to grow and develop the sport in this country through a one country, one system approach".