Report: Canadian men’s coach John Herdman drawing interest from English clubs

Canada head coach John Herdman. (Mark Humphrey/AP)

With success comes admiration, and in the wake of the Canadian men’s national soccer team’s historic run through World Cup qualifying, coach John Herdman is drawing interest from English clubs, according to The Mirror‘s John Cross.

Cross is reporting that the list of clubs Herdman has been attracting “admiring glances” from includes Burnley, Blackburn and Queens Park Rangers.

Herdman, who was born in the United Kingdom, began his head coaching career with New Zealand’s women’s team in 2006, before joining Canada’s women in 2011 and moving on to the men’s team in 2018 — finding success at each stop.

Burnley is currently in the Premier League, but only one spot outside of the relegation zone. The club sacked long-time manager Sean Dyche in April.

Queens Park Rangers and Blackburn Rovers are both in the English Championship, one tier below the Premier League, and are seeking new managers.

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