FIFA World Cup Qualifiers 12 November 2021 – Edmonton, AB, CAN Canada Soccer by Martin BazylCoach John Herdman

John Herdman —  Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team Head Coach:

“Success at this level will always invite opportunity. I’ve received several offers in recent months, all of which I have turned down, including an offer from New Zealand Football. To our Canadian players and our fans, I want to reiterate my commitment to Canada Soccer and the growing of this program. At the World Cup in Qatar, our men showed the world that they belong at that level. I’m not going anywhere. We still have a job to do, and the objective is to take this team to the next level in 2026.”

Earl Cochrane — Canada Soccer General Secretary: 

“John is under contract with the Men’s National Team through the FIFA 2026 World Cup co-hosted by Canada, USA and Mexico. There is no doubt how much passion and commitment John and his coaching staff have poured into our Men’s National Team program, taking our men from outsiders to our first World Cup in 36 years. Everyone in our organisation is committed to John and his coaching staff and he is the right person to take our country to new heights.”

Dr. Nick Bontis — Canada Soccer President:

“The Canada Soccer Board of Directors has full confidence in John Herdman. John presented the Men’s National Team plan for 2023 at our Board meeting this past weekend and it was received favourably by the Directors. He also described longer-term plans for 2024 and 2025 for which we were all supportive. We all look forward to having John be our Men’s National Team Head Coach throughout the term of his contract.”