Could Terry Francona be the next manager of the Cleveland Indians? It certainly appears that way as he arrived early Friday morning for what seems to be a day-long interview. Francona worked as an adviser for the Indians front office back in 2001 and has stated that he would like an opportunity to rejoin the organization in some fashion. Their open managerial position could be the perfect fit.
He brings a solid resume, despite the Boston Red Sox collapse in 2011 that led to his eventual firing. Since then, Francona has worked as a TV analyst for ESPN.
Sandy Alomar Jr. also interviewed for the open position earlier in the week. Alomar Jr. served as the interim manager for six games, following the release of former manager, Manny Acta. When asked about his interview with the Indians, Alomar said, “It went well, we covered all the bases. We didn’t get into when they might name a manager, we just got the ball rolling. I can’t predict what day they’ll do it.”
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.