Mar 11, 2010; New York, NY, USA; Radio talk show host Mike Francesa gives an interview prior to the game between Syracuse Orange and Georgetown Hoyas in the quarterfinal round of the men's Big East tournament at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Francesa was asked if he thought he was capable of managing the New York Yankees. Fittingly, he was confident he could handle the job. 

The New York Yankees currently do not have a manager. Mike Francesa is leaving WFAN in less than a month. Connect the dots, folks.

The New York sports radio legend was asked if he could manage the Yankees and didn’t back down from the question. Francesa, without hesitation, responded that he was fit for the job. Although he admitted it was unattainable, he backed his own ability to lead the boys in Pinstripes.

So, the long time media personality who has never coached or played at the professional level thinks he can walk into the Bronx and manage the most iconic franchise in the United States. Right.

Let’s humor ourselves for a minute, shall we? Say he actually got the job–could you imagine the postgame gold that would come from his press conferences and interviews? It would be like his radio show, condensed into ten minutes. Every night. The entertainment value would be electric.


The man idolized by so many loyal listeners in the Tri-state area would have his chance to either cement himself as king of New York (as if he’s not already) or go into exile for running an upstart team gushing with talent, into the ground. The more you think about it, the more intriguing the headlines get. Maybe Brian Cashman entertains this idea after all?

Now let’s go back to reality. Francesa must consider himself a student of the game, a loyal observer whose experiences translate to prudence making him a prime candidate for the job. Newsflash: plenty of fans have been watching the same games, for the same amount of time–some even longer. It’s easy to confuse his assured confidence with pure arrogance.

The bottom line here is that the job is still open. Your move, Yankee brass.

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