The Newcastle native’s name was immediately linked with the vacancy after Powell was sacked by the Football Association yesterday following 15 years at the helm.
Herdman has a growing reputation in the game after leading Canada to Olympic bronze last year, with the 2015 Women’s World Cup hosts loath to let him go.
But the 38-year-old confessed that he would have to listen if his home country came calling.
He told the BBC: “I’ve got a job to do here and the more time I spend thinking about other jobs, the less chance I’ve got of being successful.
“I’m going to keep doing what I do and if the English FA ring me up, it’s my homeland, and if they say ‘we need your help’ I’m going to consider that.
“Until a job is presented there is no point even talking. I’m just honoured that someone would even think of a little lad from Newcastle to be even considered for a position like that.”