5 Mar 2011

Ricki Herbert joins top FIFA coaching panel

2:08 pm on 5 March 2011

The All Whites and Wellington Phoenix coach Ricki Herbert has reached the top of football's coaching ladder after a 20-year climb.

Herbert's joined the 29-strong Panel of Instructors and Lecturers for FIFA courses after being awarded the coveted UEFA Professional Licence in June 2008.

He says very few people are recognised in this way and believes it's recognition for what New Zealand achieved at the World Cup finals last year.