Benito Floro Sanz (born 2 June 1952) is a Spanish football manager.
|Full name||Benito Floro Sanz|
|Date of birth||2 June 1952|
|Place of birth||Gijón, Spain|
Floro was born in Gijón, Asturias. During his professional career he managed Albacete Balompié (two spells, starting off in 1989 in Segunda División B and leading the club to a first-ever La Liga promotion in just two years), Real Madrid (winning the Copa del Rey in his first season), Sporting de Gijón, Vissel Kobe, C.F. Monterrey, Villarreal CF– he had already coached the Valencians in the third level – RCD Mallorca (leaving the Balearic Islands side after just a few months after being appointed in the summer of 2004) and Barcelona Sporting Club.
Starting in 2005, Floro briefly worked for former club Real Madrid as director of football, then switched to sports commentator with Telecinco. On 5 July 2013, the Canadian Soccer Association announced him as the new manager of the national team, taking over from interim coach Colin Miller on 1 August.
- "El Albacete hace historia" [Albacete make history]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 10 June 1991. Retrieved 3 December 2014.
- "Los mayores desastres del Madrid en Copa" [Madrid's biggest Cup disasters]. El Mundo (in Spanish). 27 October 2009. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
- Floro commits to Villarreal future; UEFA, 22 May 2003
- Floro farewell from Mallorca; UEFA, 26 October 2004
- Benito Floro: Una apuesta arriesgada (Benito Floro: A gamble); El Diario de Vida Suave, 15 January 2009 (in Spanish)
- Madrid turn to familiar Floro; UEFA, 23 December 2005
- "Telecinco y La Sexta 'compartieron' partido" [Telecinco and La Sexta 'shared' match]. Sport (in Spanish). 16 December 2007. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
- Report: Canada to name former Real Madrid manager Benito Floro as new coach; Major League Soccer, 4 July 2013
- "Former Real Madrid manager Benito Floro named Canadian soccer coach". The Globe and Mail. 5 July 2013. Retrieved 6 July 2013.
- "Canadian Soccer Association announces Benito Floro as new men's national team head coach". Canada Soccer. 5 July 2013. Retrieved 5 July 2013.
- "Floro out as Canadian men's soccer coach". The Sports Network. 14 September 2016. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
- "Men's head coach Benito Floro sees light at end of Canadian soccer tunnel". The Globe and Mail. 7 September 2014. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
- "¿Qué fue de Benito Floro?" [What happened to Benito Floro?]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 14 August 2017. Retrieved 26 October 2017.