born Canada coach John Herdman ready for England battle Consett How a Newcastle United mad schoolboy from Durham could be the man to knock England out of the Women's World Cup 13:30, 26 JUN 2015Canada head coach John Herdman (Image: Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images) Get daily updates directly to your inbox+ SubscribeThank you for subscribing! Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Toon fan John Herdman will have no qualms about knocking England out of the Women's World Cup, his brother says.
Martin Herdman says the Canada head coach will coach outlet atlanta constitution put sentiment to one side when his team faces the Lionesses in Vancouver on Saturday night. And he believes that John, who hails from Consett, County Durham, will be focused on the job at hand in the quarter final clash. "I don't think he'll be putting a scratch team out," said coach outlet purses quote Martin, who is a coach at the Newcastle United Foundation. "He'll want to win. The fact he is English will go out the coach bags factory outlet stores window when the game starts." John Herdman, third from right, with brother Martin, second right, and family and friends at St James' Park during the 2012 Olympics (Image: Martin Herdman) Durham born and bred, John, 39, is a former pupil of St Bede's in Lanchester. After gaining a sports science and teaching degree, he started teaching at St Patrick's in Consett. He has lived in Vancouver with wife Claire and children Jay and Lilly since he was headhunted from a coaching job in New Zealand in 2011. Brother Martin, 32, who lives in Gateshead, said: "He feels 100% Canadian and has been gripped by the people. "He knows all the words to the national coach premium outlet online anthem and is proud to manage Canada. "He has his life over there and is loving every minute. It is a beautiful city." (Image: Martin Herdman) During the 2012 Olympics, John realised his boyhood dream of leading a team out at St James' Park when the Canadians lined up against Sweden.
He also admits that not seeing his beloved Magpies is one of the things he misses when over the pond. But his mind will be focused on knocking his home nation out of the World Cup this weekend, a team which he came close to managing in 2013. "When he turned down the chance of the England job we said that he would probably end up playing them in the World Cup," said Martin.
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