Kale Herbert hopes to emulate father’s World Cup success on coaching quest

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Stuff’s Phillip Rollo has interviewed RHFA’s Technical Director Kale Herbert about his blossoming club coaching career in which he’s steered Hamilton Wanderers to the top of this year’s ISPS Handa Men’s Premiership.

Here’s the article published by Stuff on December 5, 2020:

Stuff: Ten years after Ricki Herbert guided the All Whites to an undefeated World Cup campaign in South Africa, his son Kale Herbert is beginning to make his mark as a coach on the national stage.

The 28-year-old is currently into his second season with ISPS Handa Men’s Premiership club Hamilton Wanderers after succeeding his father as head coach midway through the 2019-20 season.

Hamilton Wanderers have made a fast start to the 2020-21 national league season, beating Hawke’s Bay United, Auckland City and Canterbury United to sit top of the table after the first three rounds.

“It was obviously a bit of a shock that dad had decided to step away but we had spoken openly about that at some stage I’d take over, but in my mind that was always two-three years down the line,” Kale Herbert said.

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