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Boston Red Sox Manager Search: Decision Could Be Made Later This Week

For almost two months, the Boston Red Sox front office has been looking for a new manager to replace Terry Francona, who was fired in early October. The search could possible come to an end sometime late this week tweeted Dan Roche of WBZ Monday.

According to previous reports, the field of candidates has been narrowed down to two men -- Bobby Valentine and Gene Lamont. Roche believes that the job is Valentine's to lose.

Over the course of the managerial search, Valentine has met with the Red Sox brass multiple times. Valentine's overall appeal is that he has manage a large-market team before -- the New York Mets -- and he knows how to handle high-profile players, which Boston has a lot of.

Meanwhile, Lamont did win the Manger Of The Year Award in 1993, but hasn't managed since 2000.

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