Former New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi is hoping to lock up another managerial position at some point.
Joe Girardi hasn’t managed a game since the 2017 American League Championship Series. He and the New York Yankees fell to the eventual World Series champion Houston Astros in seven games during that time. After that, Girardi’s contract expired and the Bombers decided to hire Aaron Boone to be their new skipper.
Girardi now works as an analyst for MLB Network and Fox Sports, currently color commentating the Astros-Rays American League Division Series. However, Girardi is looking to get back into the dugout, as he hopes to find another managerial position in the future. This week, he spoke with Mike Francesa of WFAN on the matter.
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“I hope I get an opportunity to [manage] again,” Girardi answered when asked about his current situation. “I’m really enjoying my broadcast, I’m on FOX [Tuesday], I’m on MLB [Network], and I’ll be in New York next week doing studio work. We’ll see what happens.”
“I can’t tell you if I have or haven’t,” he responded when asked if he’s been interviewed for a managerial job. “But, I expect there to be some.”
Specific teams that could very much shortlist Girardi are the Chicago Cubs and New York Mets. He’s reportedly eyeing both of those ballclubs. The Cubs recently parted ways with Joe Maddon. The Mets did the same with Mickey Callaway after two seasons and zero postseason appearances.
Girardi has won one World Series title as a manager, raising the trophy with the Yanks in 2009. He won the 2006 National League Manager of the Year Award while a part of the Florida Marlins organization.