Canada Soccer announced on September 14, 2016, that Benito Floro (pictured) will not continue in his position as head coach of the men's national team. (Photo: Mexsport)
OTTAWA -- Canada Soccer announced Wednesday that it has not exercised an option to renew the contract men’s national team head coach Benito Floro and will look for a replacement.
The Canadians’ campaign to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup came to an end on September 6, when they were eliminated after completing fourth-round play with a third-place finish in Group A.
"We would like to thank Benito Floro for his professionalism and integrity during his tenure as head coach," said Victor Montagliani, Canada Soccer President. "Moving forward, we will build on our momentum and continue to focus the organization's resources on maximizing the team's performance."
Floro guided the team through 30 matches from 2013-16, posting a 9W-10D-11L record.
"I would like to thank Canada Soccer for the opportunity to lead the Men’s National Team Program for the past three years," Floro said. "The organization’s support for the program has been formidable and will lead to strong results in the years to come. We have a talented group of dedicated players that have a bright future and I wish Canada Soccer all the best for success."
In addition to his senior team duties, the 64-year-old Spaniard – a former Real Madrid manager -- also led the under-23 side, which finished one win away from qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Games.