Terry Francona Interviews For St. Louis Cardinals' Managerial Vacancy Tuesday

Ex-Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona could move from one successful franchise to another. The two-time World Series winner interviewed with the St. Louis Cardinals for their vacancy on Tuesday.

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St. Louis Cardinals Unveil Mike Matheny As Manager, Francona Still Without Home

It was rumored that former Red Sox manager Terry Francona was a front runner for the open manager position on the St. Louis Cardinals bench. After parting ways with the Sox, Francona has been one of the names tossed around as a sought out skipper in baseball. Though he did have an interview with the Cards, he was not chosen to lead the team next season. St. Louis instead decided to call upon former catcher Mike Matheny to makes decisions for the club in 2012. 

This is bad news for Francona who dealt with a media nightmare in October when Red Sox players spoke openly about drinking in the club house during games. Terry Francona was the man who led Boston to two World Series rings in a decade and has been one of the top managers for the past seven years. 

SB Nation Boston will keep you updated on all Terry Francona news. 


Terry Francona Interviews With St. Louis Cardinals As Possible Replacement For Tony LaRussa

Has former Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona’s career gone to the birds?

Not yet, but that doesn’t mean he’s not seeing red. According to a report from the Associated Press, Francona traveled to Cincinnati on Tuesday to interview for the vacant managerial position with the St. Louis Cardinals.

FOX Sports Midwest has it straight from the horse’s mouth:

"I was honored that they asked me to interview. I was appreciative. St. Louis has a long history of just wonderful fans and great baseball and the tradition. I took it as a huge honor that they asked me to interview. They have to interview more people, that’s part of the process. I was just honored that they asked me to interview. I’m sure they are going to make a good decision, the best one they feel for their organization."

The Cards were under the watchful eye of Tony LaRussa, who retired following the 2011 season, just two days after winning his second World Series.

Francona has a pair of rings himself, and despite rumors of beer and fried chicken in the "Beantown" locker room, will be a valuable addition to any club willing to scoop him up.

Stay tuned.

For more Red Sox coverage, visit our team page, or our blog Over the Monster. To follow the St. Louis managerial search, follow our StoryStream.

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