Herdman deserved high praise for leading team Canada to a bronze medal in women's soccer at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
There had been significant speculation that Herdman was interested in the vacant post in England, his native land, but it appears those rumours have been squashed at the moment.
Team Canada has a huge competition before the next Olympic Games in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro however. Canada is hosting the 2015 Women's World Cup with games being played in Edmonton, Montreal, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Moncton and Vancouver, which will host the final on July 5.
One of Herdman's most significant tasks will be to improve the supporting cast around team leader Christine Sinclair. Simply without Sinclair, the 2012 Bobbie Rosenfeld Award winner, team Canada does not have their recent success.