Benito Floro has been appointed new coach of Villarreal following the sacking of Victor Munoz after last week’s humiliating 2-1 loss to Hercules in the Kings Cup.

Floro has agreed to a one-year deal and returnsto a club he previously managed in 1988.

“I promise to work, like I have at all the places I have been,’ Floro said.

“The fans and players know me as I am. And I believe that in this team there is a squad sufficient to not have difficulties.

“My greatest goal is to convince the players that they can do well.”

Villarreal presidentFernando Roig added: “Floro will contribute many important things to us at the club.

“We have been through a difficult week atthis club. The sacking of Victor Munoz has been difficult, and we have talked at great length about the arrival of the new coach.”

Floro has not coached in Spain for five years, having been in Japan with Vissel Kobe and in Mexico with Monterrey.

“I’ve followed Spanish football all that time (I was away) and I do not want to fail to take advantage of this opportunity,” said the new boss.