TFC Talk: The John Herdman era begins... sort of

Herdman has arrived at Toronto FC and made some very important staff appointments as he looks to begin the rebuilding process.

TFC Talk: The John Herdman era begins... sort of

When John Herdman was announced as Toronto's new full-time coach on Aug. 28, a club statement said that the former Canadian national team manager would officially take over the reins from interim coach Terry Dunfield on Oct. 1. 

Accepting that at face value, last Saturday's loss to FC Cincinnati would have been the end of Dunfield's tenure, with Herdman set to take over for TFC's pair of road games this week vs. Charlotte FC and New York Red Bulls. 

But as TFC Republic reported last week, Herdman has joined the team as scheduled even though he'll only coach the last game of the season – Oct. 21 at home vs. Orlando City – following an immersion period at Toronto FC.

Herdman and his new coaching staff will be observing the team for the next week or so while Dunfield continues to run training sessions and coach the Reds for its upcoming pair of road games. Herdman will then take over and use the team's layover during the upcoming international break to prepare TFC for their season finale.

In the latest video blog, I discuss the beginning of the John Herdman era at Toronto FC, the announcements about Herdman's staff, Dunfield staying on as an assistant coach and more.

Watch the video below: