Phillies, Charlie Manuel Sign Two-Year Extension

The Phillies signed a two-year deal with manager Charlie Manuel, the team announced. Manuel, who was already under contract for 2011, is now signed through 2013 on a two-year extension that is expected to be worth $7-8MM, according to Jim Salisbury of Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. says Manuel has been "an integral part" of the team's recent success.

The Phillies are 544-428 since Manuel took over in 2005, best among National League teams during that period. Philadelphia has won four consecutive division titles (2007-10), two pennants (2008-09) and the 2008 World Series title under Manuel.

Manuel has four aces helping him bid for a fifth consecutive NL East title, but Chase Utley's injured right knee has dampened the mood in Clearwater.

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6 Comments on "Phillies, Charlie Manuel Sign Two-Year Extension"

4 years 5 months ago

Only 2? They made a big deal over this, and it’s 2 years. I expected 4 or 5 years, since 2 years isn’t really a long-term contract.

4 years 5 months ago

He was only asking for two. I two years he’ll be 70, and has said he is not sure how much longer he wants to manage.

Jason Klinger
4 years 5 months ago

No-brainer. And no, that wasn’t a backhanded shot at Cholly.

4 years 5 months ago

Signed him for two years so then Sandberg can take over

4 years 5 months ago

The sticking point was the money, Phillies have never paid a manager this much.

4 years 5 months ago

Let’s see him try and win 15 straight.