John Herdman, who coached the Canada women's team to international prominence, was named coach of the men's national team on Monday night.
Herdman, 42, has been coach of the women's team for the past six years. In that time the team rose from No. 12 in the world to No. 5 in the latest rankings. The men's team is ranked No. 94.
The Canadian women won the bronze medal in each of the last two Olympic Games and advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2015 Women's World Cup.
"It is easy to point to John's...