John Herdman says he's happy as head coach of the Canadian women's soccer team, but would listen if approached about taking the vacant England job.
The women's team has had considerable success since Herdman joined the team in 2011. Canada won bronze at the 2012 London Olympics and gold at the 2011 Pan American Games.
Herdman said on Wednesday that he's focused on preparing his team as Canada hosts the 2015 World Cup, but added that if England came calling, he'd have to listen.
England is in need of someone to lead its women's team after longtime coach Hope Powell was fired Tuesday.
"John Herdman is a name that's going to be at the forefront of their short list, I'm sure," TSN Soccer analyst Jason deVos said. "He's done exceptionally well as the manager of the Canadain Women's National team program and the English FA would be fullish not to consider going after someone like Herdman as they look top take their program forward into World Cup qualifying and then the Olympics in 2016."
"I think it's a massive lose," deVos said, speaking of losing Herdman as Canada's coach. "He's done an outstanding job with the women's program and to lose him at this stage would, with just under two years to go to the Women's World Cup in 2015, would be a big blow for Canadian soccer."
The Canadian Soccer Association said Wednesday that Herdman was not available for comment.