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John Herdman (ENG)

Connect: @coachherdman
Date of birth: 1975-07-19
Age 42
Birthplace: Consett, ENG
Raised: Consett, ENG
Height: 165 cm
All Positions: Coach
Coaching A Licence
Profile Text Last Updated 2018-02-12
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Videos

  • [2017-11] Canada Soccer TV: A Nation...
  • [2017-01] CONCACAF Awards: John Herd...
  • [2016-12] CanadaSoccerTV: Top-10 Nom...
  • [2016-08] CanadaSoccerTV: John Herdm...
  • [2016-04] John Herdman: Motivational...
  • [2015-06] UNICEF: Wisdom from Coach ...
  • [2014-08] City TV with John Herdman...

Notes

speaks English... favourites have included Newcastle United... earned his FA Coaching Certificate in 1995... earned his UEFA B Coaching Licence in 1999... earned his UEFA A Diploma (Coaching Award)... granted (via equivalency) his Canada Soccer Coaching A Licence in 2012... 
 
said Rhian Wilkinson in 2017, “John has affected all of us in huge ways and only a tiny piece of that is soccer related. It sounds ridiculous but he’s changed me probably as a person and I only met him when I was 29”... said Diana Matheson in 2017, “his results speak volumes, but on John's teams it's not just about the final result, it's about how you choose to get there. It matters what style of football we play, it matters who we did it with, and it matters that we are good Canadians to those that look up to us. He may be a Geordie born and raised, but he knows what it is to a great Canadian”...  

For Sport

worked as a coach in Sunderland’s academy program... served as regional academy coach at New Zealand Football (2003-05), for boys and girls U-13 to U-15... worked for the New Zealand Football Association (2006-11), including his role as head coach for New Zealand’s women’s A team... served as New Zealand’s U-20 coach at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Russia 2006... served as New Zealand’s head coach at the FIFA Women’s World Cup China 2007... served as New Zealand’s head coach at the Beijing 2008 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament... served as New Zealand’s U-20 coach at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Chile 2008... served as New Zealand’s head coach at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany 2011... 
 
served as Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team Head Coach (108 international matches from 1 September 2011 to 8 January 2018)... served as Canada’s head coach when the team won a gold medal at the XVI Pan American Games Guadalajara 2011... served as Canada’s head coach when the team finished second at the 2012 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament... served as Canada’s head coach when the team won a bronze medal at the London 2012 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament... served on CONCACAF’s Women’s Technical Committee... served as Canada’s head coach when the team finished sixth at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015... recorded his 50th international win for Canada on 20 July 2016... served as Canada’s head coach when the team won a bronze medal at the Rio 2016 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament... as Canada coach, posted an international “A” record of 62 wins, 14 draws, and 32 losses... 
 
served as Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team Head Coach and Men’s EXCEL Program Director (starting 8 January 2018)... 

Men's Soccer

End Date Team Coach National Team Project Role
2018-06-10 canm23 TBC [2018-05] Festival International Espoirs Provence MNT Head Coach
2018-03-25 CAN MNT John Herdman [2018-03] Men’s international camp in Spain Head Coach

Women's Soccer

End Date Team Coach National Team Project Role
2017-11-29 CAN WNT John Herdman [2017-11] Women’s international in Spain Head Coach
2017-11-13 CAN WNT John Herdman [2017-11] Women’s international series Head Coach
2017-06-12 CAN WNT John Herdman [2017-06] Women’s international series in Canada Head Coach
2017-05-28 CAN WNT John Herdman [2017-05] Women’s EXCELeration Camp in Burnaby Head Coach
2017-04-10 CAN WNT John Herdman [2017-04] Women’s international series in Europe Head Coach
2017-03-09 CAN WNT John Herdman [2017-03] Algarve Women’s Cup Head Coach
2017-02-05 CAN WNT John Herdman [2017-02] Bronze medal celebration match Head Coach
2017-01-28 CAN WNT John Herdman [2017-01] Women’s national team camp in USA Head Coach
2016-10-08 canw17 Bev Priestman [2016-10] FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016 Technical Support
2016-08-21 CAN WNT John Herdman [2016-08] Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Head Coach
2016-07-30 CAN WNT John Herdman [2016-07] Pre-tournament camp in Brazil Head Coach
2016-07-24 CAN WNT John Herdman [2016-07] Women’s national camp in France Head Coach
2016-07-12 CAN WNT John Herdman [2016-07] Women’s national camp in Burnaby Head Coach
2016-06-08 CAN WNT John Herdman [2016-06] Road to Rio Women’s International Series Head Coach
2016-05-29 CAN WNT John Herdman [2016-05] Women’s EXCELeration camp in Burnaby Head Coach
2016-04-24 CAN WNT John Herdman [2016-04] Women’s EXCELeration camp in Burnaby Head Coach
2016-04-13 CAN WNT John Herdman [2016-04] Women’s national camp in Netherlands Head Coach
2016-03-10 CAN WNT John Herdman [2016-03] Algarve Women’s Cup Head Coach
2016-02-22 CAN WNT John Herdman [2016-02] CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Head Coach
2016-02-07 CAN WNT John Herdman [2016-02] Pre-tournament camp in Houston Head Coach
2016-01-24 CAN WNT John Herdman [2016-01] Women’s national camp in Burnaby Head Coach
2015-12-21 CAN WNT John Herdman [2015-12] Torneio Internacional de Natal Head Coach
2015-12-04 CAN WNT John Herdman [2015-11] Women’s national camp in Burnaby Head Coach
2015-07-26 canw23 Danny Worthington [2015-07] Pan American Games Women’s Football Technical Assistant
2015-06-28 CAN WNT John Herdman [2015-06] FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015™ Head Coach
2015-06-01 CAN WNT John Herdman [2015-05] Women's national camp in Ontario Head Coach
2015-05-20 CAN WNT John Herdman [2015-05] Women’s national camp in USA and Mexico Head Coach
2015-04-24 CAN WNT John Herdman [2015-04] Centralised Development Program Head Coach
2015-04-10 CAN WNT John Herdman [2015-04] Women’s International Friendly in France Head Coach
2015-04-04 CAN WNT John Herdman [2015-03] Centralised Development Program Head Coach
2015-03-12 CAN WNT John Herdman [2015-03] Cyprus Women’s Cup Head Coach
2015-02-14 CAN WNT John Herdman [2015-02] Centralised Development Program Head Coach
2015-01-16 CAN WNT John Herdman [2015-01] BaoAn Cup Women's International Football Tournament Shenzhen 2015 Head Coach
2014-12-12 CAN WNT John Herdman [2014-12] Centralised Development Program Head Coach
2014-11-28 CAN WNT John Herdman [2014-11] Women’s International Friendly Series Head Coach
2014-11-20 CAN WNT John Herdman [2014-11] Centralised Development Program Head Coach
2014-10-29 CAN WNT John Herdman [2014-10] Women's International Friendly Series Head Coach
2014-10-21 CAN WNT John Herdman [2014-10] Centralised Development Program Head Coach
2014-08-17 canw20 Andrew Olivieri [2014-08] FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014 Technical Assistant
2014-06-19 CAN WNT John Herdman [2014-06] Women's International Friendly match in Vancouver Head Coach
2014-05-09 CAN WNT John Herdman [2014-05] Women's International Friendly in Winnipeg Head Coach
2014-03-15 CAN WNT John Herdman [2014-03] Cyprus Women's Cup Head Coach
2014-02-19 CAN WNT John Herdman [2014-02] Centralised Development Program Head Coach
2014-02-01 CAN WNT John Herdman [2014-01] Women’s international match in USA Head Coach
2014-01-24 CAN WNT John Herdman [2014-01] Centralised Development Program Head Coach
2013-12-22 CAN WNT John Herdman [2013-12] Torneio Internacional Brasilia Head Coach
2013-11-30 CAN WNT John Herdman [2013-11] Women’s international match in Vancouver Head Coach
2013-11-21 CAN WNT John Herdman [2013-11] Centralised Development Program Head Coach
2013-10-31 CAN WNT John Herdman [2013-10] Women’s international match in Edmonton Head Coach
2013-06-19 CAN WNT John Herdman [2013-06] Women’s camp in Germany Head Coach
2013-06-03 CAN WNT John Herdman [2013-05] Women’s camp in Toronto Head Coach
2013-04-08 CAN WNT John Herdman [2013-04] Women’s camp in Europe Head Coach
2013-03-14 CAN WNT John Herdman [2013-03] Cyprus Women’s Cup Head Coach
2013-01-17 CAN WNT John Herdman [2013-01] Yongchuan Cup - International Women's Football Tournament Head Coach
2012-12-20 CAN WNT John Herdman [2012-12] Women’s national camp in Vancouver Head Coach
2012-08-28 canw20 Andrew Olivieri [2012-08] FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Japan 2012 Technical Assistant
2012-08-09 CAN WNT John Herdman [2012-08] Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Head Coach
2012-07-19 CAN WNT John Herdman [2012-07] Match world Women’s Cup Head Coach
2012-07-01 CAN WNT John Herdman [2012-06] Women’s international match Head Coach
2012-06-23 CAN WNT John Herdman [2012-06] Women’s residency camp in Vancouver Head Coach
2012-06-01 CAN WNT John Herdman [2012-05] Women’s international match in Moncton Head Coach
2012-05-24 CAN WNT John Herdman [2012-05] Women’s residency camp in Vancouver Head Coach
2012-05-01 CAN WNT John Herdman [2012-04] Women’s residency camp in Vancouver Head Coach
2012-04-01 CAN WNT John Herdman [2012-03] Women’s international match Head Coach
2012-03-25 CAN WNT John Herdman [2012-03] Women’s international match Head Coach
2012-03-07 CAN WNT John Herdman [2012-03] Cyprus Women’s Cup Head Coach
2012-02-26 CAN WNT John Herdman [2012-02] Women’s pre-tournament camp Head Coach
2012-01-30 CAN WNT John Herdman [2012-01] CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Head Coach
2012-01-13 CAN WNT John Herdman [2012-01] Women’s pre-tournament camp Head Coach
2011-12-15 CAN WNT John Herdman [2011-12] Women’s national camp Head Coach
2011-11-23 CAN WNT John Herdman [2011-11] Women’s national camp Head Coach
2011-10-28 CAN WNT John Herdman [2011-10] XVI Pan American Games Head Coach
2011-10-12 CAN WNT John Herdman [2011-10] Women’s national camp Head Coach
2011-09-23 CAN WNT John Herdman [2011-09] Women’s national camp Head Coach

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