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Charlie Manuel expected to accept a role in Phillies front office

Dec 19, 2013, 9:30 PM EDT

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We heard back in October that the Phillies had offered former manager Charlie Manuel a job to stay with the organization. While the 70-year-old was still hoping to land another managerial job elsewhere, with the Tigers’ vacancy mentioned as one possibility, nothing ever came of it. According to Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Manuel is now expected to take the Phillies up on their offer:

Charlie Manuel is expected to accept a role in the Phillies front office that would involve some minor-league hitting instruction, scouting and public relations. Amaro said he is still talking about details with Manuel.
Good to hear. While we might not see Manuel in a major league dugout again, he can be a tremendous resource for young players. Don’t let the country bumpkin persona fool you. It’s also nice to see that he’ll remain a presence in an organization where his accomplishments and contributions should be celebrated.
The winningest manager in franchise history, Manuel compiled a 780-636 record (.551) over nine seasons as manager with the Phillies. His run included five straight NL East titles from 2007-2011, two National League pennants and a World Series championship in 2008.

  1. eaglessuperfan - Dec 19, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    Where he belongs. He brought the team what they had waited so long to achieve. Hope he is involved for the rest of his life!

  2. dkphilly1122 - Dec 19, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    He should be the Phil’s GM…..Fire RAJ and Charlie’s the man for the job……plus he’s actually respected and loved in Philly.

    • twpguy1964 - Dec 20, 2013 at 8:09 AM

      He’s not qualified to be GM. Amaro should be gone gone gone and replace him with John Hart for now or bring Patt Gillick back in on the interim

  3. carryon1116 - Dec 19, 2013 at 10:43 PM

    OMG RUBEN MADE A DECENT MOVE!well…relatively decent

  4. aphillieated - Dec 19, 2013 at 11:10 PM

    • ewyorksockexchange - Dec 20, 2013 at 1:21 PM

      I honestly don’t understand how Eskin keeps his press credentials. He is a blowhard and an idiot, and his show (which only runs on Saturdays now) is pathetically bad. Remember a month ago when he reported a deal of Brown for Bautista was in the works? Yeah. He’s garbage.

  5. mungman69 - Dec 20, 2013 at 5:27 AM

    Charlie is the man.

  6. psubeerman21 - Dec 20, 2013 at 6:00 AM

    So there is a baseball guy in the front office? About time.

    • Francisco (FC) - Dec 20, 2013 at 9:38 AM

      Technically speaking Ruben is a baseball guy (He played for the Phillies in the early 90’s with about the same ability and results as GM)

  7. philly8679 - Dec 20, 2013 at 9:04 AM

    Good Luck Charlie!!!

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