Shortly after signing Ryne Sandberg to a three-year contract to be the manager of the Phillies, the organization has overhauled their staff. They have decided to part ways with assistant hitting coach Wally Joyner, hire former Phillies’ player and manager Larry Bowa as their bench coach, and now they have reportedly offered the man that was fired and replaced by Sandberg a position to come back in a different capacity.
Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com has reported that the Phillies have offered Charlie Manuel an “undisclosed position within the organization”. Not too long ago, Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. met with Manuel about a possible return the the team, and Amaro called it “a real good discussion” and now he has revealed that they have made him an offer.
At age 69, with a ton of baseball experience, it is more than likely numerous teams would be interested in making Charlie Manuel a part of their organization, perhaps even as a manager once more. Regardless, Charlie may look to take some time off from baseball, or perhaps even hang it up for good. No matter what, Charlie Manuel gave the Phillies an incredible run, and for that, he will always be a part of the organization.