Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Charlie Manuel expresses interest in managing Detroit Tigers
There have been a lot of names thrown out there and there should be no shortage of managers currently on the sideline that would like to take the Tigers job.
Former Cleveland Indians and Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel has 'expressed his interest' in taking over the Tigers gig that Jim Leyland recently stepped down from. Leyland said he didn't have much left in the tank but Manuel, who is 70, says he still has the fire during an interview with Detroit Sports 105.1.
"My agent will definitely call some teams and feel them out," Manuel said. "He talks to me before he does it. He chats with me regular."
"Condition-wise, I feel tremendous," Manuel said. "I've still got the fire. I've got a full tank. I'm still very much in the game."
Manuel managed the Indians from 2000-2002 and won the AL Central in 2001. He managed the Phillies from 2004-2013, winning a World Series title in 2008, reaching the World Series again in 2009 losing to the New York Yankees.
Manuel won 780 games in Philadelphia, including five consecutive National League East titles from 2007-2011.