John Herdman Demoted To Canadian Men's Soccer After Women's Team Failures

OTTAWA - Late night bulletins out of Ottawa indicate that former Women's soccer coach John Herdman was demoted to the Canadian Men's team after failures in the Algarve cup doomed his team career.


"We wish John all the best," stated Canadian Soccer Association President Steve Reed. "He was unable to secure the trophy we want the most in the Algarve Cup. There must be penalties for failure and his penalty, while understandably harsh, will also reflect the severity of his transgression."

Reports state that Herdman was taking his demotion well but that he failed to notify any of his players to this shame as he walked across the locker room to take over a Canadian Men's program that last made the World Cup in 1986.

"Yes, this is a World Cup qualifying year," stated Reed to The Nutmeg News. "However we needed to immediately make this decision. It was important to us to do this so fast that we were unable to notify anyone to the switch despite the fact that contract negotiations and decisions like this are made over the course of weeks and months rather than just immediately."

The Nutmeg News will have more on this as the last Canadian Women's National Team member is notified via telegram of Herdman's departure.