Sources: Angels to Interview Joe Maddon For Manager Position

Joe Maddon with the Chicago Cubs. Photo by John Fisher/CSM/Shutterstock (10188824b)

After firing manager Brad Ausmus at the end of the 2019 season after only one year on the job, it appears that the Los Angeles Angels already have a candidate in mind to replace him.

Veteran manager Joe Maddon, whose contract was not renewed by the Chicago Cubs at the conclusion of the season, appears to be number one on the list of the Angels’ list of managerial candidates.

Maddon began his career as a coach with the Angels in 1994, spending time in various roles, but mainly as a bench coach for the Halos. He also took over twice after mid-season managerial dismissals as interim manager, compiling a 27-24 record.

The Pennsylvania native then moved on to manage the Tampa Bay Rays and the Chicago Cubs for a total of 14 seasons. In that time, he recorded a 1225-1044 record. He won two Manager of the Year Awards and led the Chicago Cubs to their first World Series title in over a century in 2016.

Maddon has been linked to the vacancy in Anaheim ever since parting ways with the Cubs at the end of the season due to his history with the AL West franchise as well as his previous success as a manager.

If the Angels get their wish, it looks like Maddon will be going home to manage the Halos.