Reports: Canada to name ex-MLS boss Zambrano NT coach

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Multiple reports say Canada Soccer has finished its long search for the successor to Benito Floro.

The CBC, amongst others, is reporting that former MetroStars boss Octavio Zambrano will take the reins of the Canadian men’s national team.

An announcement is expected on Friday.

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The Ecuador-born Zambrano, 59, led the LA Galaxy from 1997-99 and MetroStars from 2000-02, winning a Supporters’ Shield and leading the Galaxy to the CONCACAF Champions Cup Final in 1998.

Canada has made one World Cup, in 1986, finishing dead last. It has won two Gold Cups (1985, 2000). Michael Findlay has been leading the team since Floro’s firing in 2016.