Soccer: John Herdman soon to leave?
Canadian men's soccer squad head coach John Herdman has reportedly reached a tentative agreement to take on the same role with the New Zealand national team.  ;
This was reported by newshub.co.nz on Wednesday, adding that no contract has yet been signed. On the other hand, the same source reported that the New Zealand FA had mentioned that the two matches starting the cycle which will lead to the 2026 World Cup – scheduled for March against China – will be held with interim coach Darren Bazeley in charge. . “The candidate approached for permanent employment must settle a family issue, which will prevent him from leading during these meetings,” she declared.
The country of Oceania wants to fill the position previously occupied by Danny Hay. He gave up pursuing his association with the federation following the elimination at the hands of Costa Rica in a play-off match for the 2022 World Cup.
Herdman led Canada to a first appearance in 36 years at the prestigious tournament, with the Maple Leaf finishing atop the CONCACAF Final Qualifying Group. However, her squad's success faded in Qatar, where they lost all three of their group stage games.
The 47-year-old Briton served as head coach of the Canadian women's team from 2011 to 2018, before taking an identical mandate with the men's team. In addition, from 2006 to 2011, he was at the helm of New Zealand's women's competition, guiding the country to the Women's Worlds in 2007 and 2011, as well as to the 2008 Olympics. national organization, he also worked as director of soccer development, among others.