After Charlie Manuel was fired as the Philadelphia Phillies manager back in mid-August, he was given an offer to remain with the organization as some sort of adviser, with not many more details given. Manuel sat on the offer for nearly four months, but is reportedly ready to accept the offer, after seeing a slew of first-time managers get hired over him.
Charlie Manuel is expected to accept a role in the Phillies front office that would involve some minor-league hitting instruction, scouting and public relations. Amaro said he is still talking about details with Manuel.
That report came from Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer this afternoon.
My guess is that Manuel won’t be doing too much advising to Ruben Amaro, but rather working with younger players at the minor-league level, and passing along the knowledge that he has gained in what is truly a lifetime worth of baseball.
Charlie Manuel could have very easily just retired, and sat at home for the rest of his life. But, he is a baseball man, and it is great to see him back in baseball, regardless of what role it is in.