Canadian Soccer Association president Victor Montagliani is excited about their national team appointment of Benito Floro.
Floro brings significant experience not only as a high profile club head coach in Spain and Mexico, but also as a Director of football for Real Madrid, as a member of the FIFA Technical Group at the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup in Japan and as a Professor of tactics and strategy of football at the National Spanish School.
“We were very clear from the outset with respect to what we were looking for,” Montagliani said on Friday at a press conference. “We wanted someone with vast international experience and somebody who wasn’t just going to look at coaching 20 players as a specific project, but somebody who could really change the culture in this great country of ours and influence not only the men’s program, but also how we move forward in this game while working with our technical director Tony Fonseca in molding the future of Canadian soccer.
“Benito is so well respected not just as a coach of a team from a player’s perspective, but also via his vast experience in coaching education and also his experience from when he was a sporting director at Real Madrid,” Montagliani said. “So he brings a lot more to the table than just being a coach. At this time in our country, the person [hired] needed to be not just a coach, but also a person that brought vast experience from all over the world.”