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Terry Francona in Cleveland to discuss becoming Indians manager

October 05, 2012
  • Former Red Sox manager Terry Francona.
Former Red Sox manager Terry Francona. (Carlos Osorio / Associated…)

While the Boston Red Sox begin the search for a new manager in the wake of the firing of Bobby Valentine, one of their old managers, Terry Francona, is trying to find a manager's job of his own.

Francona, who managed the Boston Red Sox to World Series titles in 2004 and 2007, arrived in Cleveland on Friday morning to begin a daylong interview to become the new manager of the Indians.

Francona, who parted ways with the Red Sox before the 2012 season and was replaced by Valentine, was a TV analyst last season.

The Indians are expected to name their new manager next week. The only other person to interview for the job so far has been Sandy Alomar Jr., the Indians' former catcher who was interim manager for the team for the last six games this season.

Francona worked as an advisor in Cleveland's front office in 2001 and has said he would like the chance to rejoin the club.

He managed the Red Sox for eight seasons, finishing with a 744-552 record.


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