Floro to become Canadian men's soccer team coach: Reports

Spectators wave flags as Canada and the U.S. play during the second half of their friendly women's...

Spectators wave flags as Canada and the U.S. play during the second half of their friendly women's soccer match in June. Canada's men's squad will reportedly name its new head coach Friday. (REUTERS/Mark Blinch)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:49 PM ET

Long-time Spanish manager Benito Floro will be named Canada’s next men’s soccer head coach, according to multiple reports.

After the Canadian Soccer Association scheduled a Friday press conference for what it termed a “major announcement,” Spanish news outlet Marca first reported the 61-year-old Floro, a former Real Madrid head coach, is set to succeed ex-Canadian bench boss Stephen Hart.

Floro’s resume also includes stops at Spanish sides Villarreal, Malorca and Sporting Gijon, Mexico’s Monterrey and, most recently, the Moroccan first division.

Canada is set to open CONCACAF Gold Cup group play Sunday against Martinique. FC Edmonton head coach Colin Miller has been given the interim tag to guide the red and white through the competition.

Canada has been without a head coach ever since exiting World Cup qualifying last October.


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