Benito Floro named new Canadian soccer coach

Benito Floro managed many clubs in Spain's La Liga. (GETTY IMAGES)

Benito Floro managed many clubs in Spain's La Liga. (GETTY IMAGES)

KURTIS LARSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:00 PM ET

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

The Canadian Soccer Association has scheduled a Toronto press conference Friday morning to make the announcement after Spanish news outlet Marca first reported the 61-year-old Floro, a former Real Madrid head coach, is set to succeed former Canadian head coach Stephen Hart as Canada’s newest bench boss.

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

Canada has been without a head coach since Hart resigned from his post eight months ago.

Since then, supporters have been beset with angst due the amount of time it has taken the CSA to track down a manager it believes is capable to restoring its deflated image following a shocking 8-1 loss in Honduras last year, one that bounced Canada from World Cup qualifying.


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