MADRID, Feb 23 - Benito Floro resigned as coach of
Villarreal on Monday, a day after a 4-1 defeat at Real Zaragoza
saw the club drop out of the European qualification places.
The club confirmed that Floro would give a news conference
later on Monday to explain his surprise decision.
Villarreal finished last season in 15th place but after
making several big-name signings, including Juan Roman Riquelme
and Sonny Anderson, they spent much of the first half of the
current campaign challenging for a Champions League slot.
Their form has dipped recently but they remain in eighth
place, with 36 points from 25 matches.