In his quest to rebuild Canada’s national team, head coach Benito Floro (pictured) has just gotten some reinforcements.
The Canadian Soccer Association announced on Wednesday that Michael Findlay will be joining Floro’s staff as an assistant coach, effective Oct. 1. Findlay, who was also named the CSA’s National Staff Coach, will be part of Floro’s technical staff for the training camp ahead of Canada’s next match, a Sept. 9 friendly against Jamaica at Toronto’s BMO Field.
“We are thrilled to see Michael join our full-time team as National Staff Coach,” said CSA general secretary Peter Montopoli in a news release. “Michael’s experience and wide understanding of the Canadian soccer landscape, from grassroots to national teams, will be an enormous asset for Canada Soccer.”
Findlay has previous experience on the coaching staff of Canada’s under-17 and under-20 men’s national teams. He was also a director of the National Training Centre based in British Columbia, as well as being involved at the provincial level with B.C. Soccer.
“I would like to thank [CSA] President [Victor] Montagliani, Canada Soccer’s executive management, head coach Benito Floro and the technical leadership group for providing me with this opportunity to fulfill my goal of serving Canada and its national teams,” Findlay said in the release.
“I am eager to continue to provide my expertise, knowledge and support to Head Coach Floro and help deliver international success for our men’s national team for years to come.”
Findlay, who has already worked with the senior national team during several camps in the last 12 months, will join Antonio Floro and Rafael Carbajal as assistant coaches.