Charlie Manuel To Join Phillies’ Front Office

Former manager Charlie Manuel has reached an agreement with the Phillies to accept a position in their front office, according to Brian Startare of ESPN Radio 97.5 (Twitter link). Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports (also via Twitter) that Manuel will serve as a senior advisor to general manager Ruben Amaro Jr.

The Phillies fired Manuel back in August and named Ryne Sandberg the interim manager (Sandberg would eventually go on to shed the "interim" label by signing a three-year deal). At the time of the managerial change, Amaro told reporters that Manuel had been asked to remain with the organization in a new role. After taking roughly five months off, Manuel looks to have decided that he does indeed wish to return to the organization for which he served as manager for nearly nine years.

Manuel led the Phillies to a 780-636 record in his time as their skipper. From 2007-11, the Phils won five straight division titles under Manuel, and in 2008 they captured a World Series title. The Phillies returned to the Fall Classic in 2009, though they were denied a repeat championship by the Yankees. Manuel has managed for parts of 12 big league seasons and also has experience as a Major League hitting coach. In his illustrious managerial career, Manuel tallied exactly 1,000 victories.


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14 Comments on "Charlie Manuel To Join Phillies’ Front Office"


Comfy_Wastelander
1 year 7 months ago

Great to hear. He seemed genuinely surprised and heartbroken when he was fired in August. It would have been terrible for that to have been the end of his time with the organization.

BeantownGreen
1 year 7 months ago

It seems that adding age remains a priority for Amaro

theydizneyboy
1 year 7 months ago

Firstly, such a tired joke. Second, it was David Montgomery’s decision.

1 year 7 months ago

The youth movement continues!!! They should try to pry Don Zimmer away from the Rays.

cscd1111
1 year 7 months ago

I would have liked to see Charlie Manuel take over for Chris Wheeler or gary Matthew doing the broadcast.

rct
1 year 7 months ago

I’m super biased as a Mets fan (and from being spoiled by GKR), but I’ve had to watch a few Mets-Phillies games on the Philly broadcast, and boy is Gary Matthews unbearable to listen to.

Jeff Miller
1 year 7 months ago

He is. I’ve stopped listening to the broadcasts anyway. I generally listen to music while watching the games.

nepp
1 year 7 months ago

Most Phillies fans would completely agree that the broadcast booth of T-Mac, Chris Wheeler and Gary Matthews was unbearable at best.

Phillyfan425
1 year 7 months ago

It’s what they did with Dallas Green. His job will be to sit there, watch games, comment on players. Probably will have little to no effect on personnel decisions.

Jeff Miller
1 year 7 months ago

Sign me up for that job.

Phillyfan425
1 year 7 months ago

Agreed. Only requirement – you need to have been a manager for the Phillies when they won the WS.

Jeff Miller
1 year 7 months ago

I’ll figure something out. There is dirt to be found. It’s the only way Mayberry and Mini Mart could’ve been around for so long.

nepp
1 year 7 months ago

With Charle Manuel, Dallas Green and Chris Wheeler giving advice, I dont see how they Phillies can fail in 2014.

416jays
1 year 7 months ago

He has been managing for more than 12 season MR adams