A familiar face will return to Canada to take on the role as head coach of the women’s national team. On Wednesday, Bev Priestman was appointment as the new head coach for Canada’s women’s senior team, reuniting her with a program she spent five years with and, perhaps, bringing back some of the stylistic traits of the successful John Herdman era which yielded back-to-back Olympic bronze medals. The 34-year-old Priestman will lead Canada through at the next 2021 summer Olympics and the 2023 World Cup.
Her hiring is sensible but also a surprise for Canada.
Priestman left her roles with Canada Soccer in 2018 to join England and Phil Neville’s staff. In September, Priestman was named as England’s women’s U-18 national team head coach. She was set to lead England at the U-17 FIFA Women’s World Cup in India next February.
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