Football: Former Real Madrid manager Floro to coach Canada

(REUTERS) - Former Real Madrid manager Benito Floro is expected to be named as Canada coach on Friday, according to local media reports.

The 61-year-old Floro, who was in charge at Real Madrid from 1992 to 1994, is set to be presented as national team coach by the Canadian Soccer Association at a news conference in Toronto.

Canada Soccer declined to comment on the reports.

Spanish national sports daily Marca and Sportsnet, Canada's all-sports network, reported the appointment on Thursday.

Canada have been without a full-time coach since Stephen Hart stepped down last October after an 8-1 loss to Honduras that ended hopes of qualifying for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Floro has never managed a national team but Spaniard has a lengthy resume having managed Spanish clubs Villarreal, Sporting Gijon and Mallorca, Japanese side Vissel Kobe, Mexico's CF Monterrey and most recently Morocco's Wydad Athletic Club.