Joe Girardi Interested in Becoming Cubs’ Next Manager

Joe Girardi with the Yankees in 2016. Photo by Erik Williams/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Former New York Yankees’ manager Joe Girardi is ready to get back into the game. Girardi, who currently works as an MLB analyst, recently expressed interest in filling the vacant managerial role for the Chicago Cubs.

Cubs decided to move on from Joe Maddon after this season, and are currently making a list of potential candidates they will consider for the job. While the team’s former catcher David Ross emerged as a favorite in recent days, Girardi is letting the organization know that he would be up for the challenge as well.

“Any manager that has managed would love to come to Chicago. It’s always been perceived as a good job,” – said Girardi in a recent interview with NBC Sports Chicago. “A big reason is because of the fans and the opportunity to work at Wrigley Field all the time, and the excitement Cubs fans have brought for many many years.”

This isn’t the first time that Joe Girardi is in the race for Chicago Cubs’ managerial position. He first interviewed for the job in 2006, but the Cubs decide to go with Lou Piniella. Then in 2013, Girardi was also in consideration, but opted to sign an extension with the Yankees.

So far in his managerial career, Girardi worked with Marlins and Yankees. He won NL Manager of the Year award for his work with Marlins in 2006 and has a World Series championship with Yankees from 2009.