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Report: Girardi offered job to succeed Torre as Yankees manager

Report: Girardi offered job to succeed Torre as Yankees manager

The New York Yankees reportedly have offered Joe Girardi the job to succeed Joe Torre as manager.
Girardi beat out Yankees great and bench coach Don Mattingly, the early favorite, and first-base coach Tony Pena, who had the most managerial experience of the candidates. Girardi spent this season as a Yankees TV analyst after he was fired by the Florida Marlins last year.
"The Yankees have offered Joe the opportunity to become their next manager," Steve Mandell, Girardi's agent, told ESPN.com. "Discussions are ongoing."
Radio station 1050 ESPN New York first reported the development and said Girardi is expected to take the job.
Hank Steinbrenner, one of owner George Steinbrenner's sons, said Monday he wasn't sure when an announcement would be made. He added there would be more discussions during the day concerning the candidates.
Girardi was a catcher for the Yankees from 1996-99, served as a bench coach in 2005, then managed the Marlins the following year and was NL Manager of the Year. He kept a young team in contention until September, then was fired, apparently for clashing with owner Jeffrey Loria and others above him.
Girardi was the first person to interview to replace Torre, who managed the Yankees to the playoffs in each of his 12 seasons with the team.
After leading the Yankees to four World Series titles in his first five years _ but none since, the Yankees offered Torre a one-year contract featuring a substantial paycut and performance-based bonuses. He turned it down Oct. 18.


Updated : 2021-10-19 16:44 GMT+08:00