After giving the city of Philadelphia their first championship of any major sport in 28 years, Charlie Manuel is hoping to stick around a while. His current contract goes through this season with a team option for 2010, but he's hoping the Phillies will guarantee both years while adding another to boot.
His agent, Pat Rooney, was asked by the Philadelphia Inquirer how negotiations were progressing:
"Slow," he said, sounding frustrated. "We had hoped to have had this done before now. We hope to get it done this week. Charlie wants to manage another three to five years and wants to be treated fairly. He'd like to retire a Phillie."
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I'm guessing the two sides come to an agreement. The Phillies have posted a winning record every season Manuel has been in charge, winning the division the last two years. Even if they didn't win the World Series last year, that's enough to warrant job security beyond this season.
Now That He Has a Ring, Charlie Manuel Wants an Extension originally appeared on MLB FanHouse on Mon, 08 Dec 2008 15:30:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.