13 Jul 2010

Herbert to remain coaching in New Zealand

6:47 pm on 13 July 2010

Ricki Herbert's football future will be in New Zealand.

Herbert, who led the All Whites unbeaten through the world cup, has extended his contract with A-League side the Wellington Phoenix for a further two years, taking him through to the end of the 2012-13 season.

Herbert says he had several offers from top clubs in Europe, Africa and Asia but wants to stay in New Zealand.

He refused to say which clubs had approached him and wouldn't rule out a move overseas in years to come.

Herbert says he'll also remain coach of the All Whites through until the next world cup in Brazil in 2014, but hasn't put pen to paper as yet, as he's still trying to sort out some minor contract details with New Zealand Football.

Herbert was reportedly earning 50-thousand-dollars a year as national coach and was the lowest paid coach at the world cup.

He says while he'll get a pay rise in his new contract with New Zealand Football, he'll still be among the lowest paid national coaches in the world.