Former Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona could move from one successful franchise to another - the two-time World Series winner is a candidate to replace Tony LaRussa as manager of the World Series-winning St. Louis Cardinals, according to a St. Louis Post-Dispatch report.
Francona is one of six known candidates who will interview for the position, joining Cardinals third base coach Jose Oquendo, Philadelphia Phillies minor league manager Ryne Sandberg, minor league manager Chris Maloney, minor league instructor Mike Matheny and Chicago White Sox coach Joe McEwing, according to the Post-Dispatch. Francona is the only known candidate with major league managing experience.
The Cardinals were expected to begin interviews Wednesday, Nov. 3. General manager John Mozeliak said the team will interview fewer than ten people, and is not entering the process with a favorite in mind.
Mozeliak hopes to hire the team's next manager by Nov. 14, when Major League Baseball's general manager meetings begin in Milwaukee, and insisted the team will hire a manager by Thanksgiving.