The Canadian soccer community was thrown for a loop on Wednesday following a report by Newshub, a New Zealand news service, that John Herdman had agreed to terms to take over as coach of New Zealand's men's team, although it said a contract had not yet been signed.
Widespread speculation over Herdman's status led to Canada Soccer issuing a statement that Herdman was still under contract as coach of the Canadian men's team through the 2026 FIFA World Cup. Herdman also issued a statement saying: "I’ve received several offers in recent months, all of which I have turned down, including an offer from New Zealand Football... I’m not going anywhere."
So, what's really going on here? In the latest TFC Republic video blog, I discuss my thoughts on the John Herdman situation, why it was always unlikely he was going to leave, and what other factors were at play in this interesting story.
Watch the video below: