Canada manger for World Cup 2022: Everything you need to know about John Herdman

John Herdman Canada manager for World Cup 2022
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John Herdman will lead Canada as manager at World Cup 2022, as the Maple Leafs make their first appearance at the tournament in 36 years.

The Englishman has taken an unconventional route to the top, but he has been an enormous success since taking charge of the Canada men’s team in 2018.

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Alasdair Mackenzie is a freelance journalist based in Rome, and a FourFourTwo contributor since 2015. When not pulling on the FFT shirt, he can be found at Reuters, The Times and the i. An Italophile since growing up on a diet of Football Italia on Channel 4, he now counts himself among thousands of fans sharing a passion for Ross County and Lazio.