Former New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi will show interest in any managing job that is available in the major leagues.
This week, the major leagues will see multiple managing jobs open up. It started with the Chicago Cubs parting ways with Joe Maddon and could include the New York Mets firing manager Mickey Callaway.
As doors close for some, others will open. Because of these managerial firings, some individuals will be high on the list of potential replacements.
One of those prospects could very well be Joe Girardi. The former New York Yankees skipper hasn’t managed since the 2017 American League Championship Series when the Bombers fell to the Houston Astros in seven games. Speaking this week on 670 The Score, Girardi expressed his openness to managing again.
“Any job out there is going to interest me, because I want to manage again,” he said.
Girardi also added that he has “a lot of ties to Chicago,” meaning that there’s a chance he could become the so-called “next man up” at that spot in the Cubs dugout.
However, if the Mets do end up firing Callaway, Girardi could definitely be on the shortlist for his replacement. It’s unclear if the Mets will fire their current skipper, as their decision could be made as early as this week. The Mets didn’t make this year’s postseason despite their talented lineup and rotation. They finished with an 86-76 record.
Girardi managed the Florida Marlins in 2006 and then the Yankees from 2008-17. He has a career managerial record of 988-794.