New Canada coach must adapt to skill level

Benito Floro slips on a Canada jacket after being introduced by CSA president Viktor Montagliani as...

Benito Floro slips on a Canada jacket after being introduced by CSA president Viktor Montagliani as the new head coach of the Canadian men's soccer team yesterday. “Football is the same in Canada, in Japan and Europe,” Floro said. (Veronica Henri/Toronto Sun)

KURTIS LARSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:42 PM ET

Why would someone with Benito Floro’s shiny CV subject himself to the horror show that is Canada’s men’s soccer team?

“Why not?” answered Floro, shortly after being named Canada’s new head coach.

Laughter all around at Friday’s press conference.

In all seriousness, if Floro actually needs a refresher as to why he was asked, Canadian soccer fans are in for a long few years as the 61-year-old picked to help fix Canadian soccer settles into his new role.

On the surface, Floro’s polished resume is quite extensive. Stops at Real Madrid, Villareal and Mallorca would indicate one of the “fathers of Spanish football” is maybe the most qualified coach the program has had.


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