Andrew Olivieri to oversee Canada men's youth soccer program

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  • Andrew Olivieri
    Canadian soccer coach
  • John Herdman
    English football coach (born 1975)

TORONTO — Canada Soccer has put Andrew Olivieri in charge of the Canadian men's youth teams.

The move allows coach John Herdman to focus on the senior side and World Cup qualification.

Olivieri, who previously served as men's U-14 to U-17 program director, takes over the national youth Excel program from Herdman.

He will oversee upcoming CONCACAF tournaments at the U-20, U-17 and U-15 levels.

Eric Tenllado will now focus solely as an assistant coach with the senior side while Mauro Biello will continue to work with both the men’s national team and men’s youth Excel program.

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This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 11 , 2022

The Canadian Press

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