Could the Phillies Bench Coach Be Headed for Another Bench?

Red Sox interview Pete Mackanin for manager's job

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The Boston Red Sox have interviewed Phillies bench coach Pete Mackanin for their vacant managerial job.

Mackanin met with the media at Fenway Park on Monday night.

"I feel like I have leadership qualities and I feel like I can help this franchise get back to where it once was," he told reporters on Monday night after interviewing to be the Red Sox manager to rebuild from the worst September collapse in baseball history. "Not that it was ever gone from anything, but I guess there was a little hiccup here last year. We're going to put it behind us and move on."

The Red Sox are also scheduled to talk to Milwaukee Brewers hitting coach Dale Sveum this week.

Mackanin is looking to replace Terry Francona, who parted ways with the team after its unprecedented September collapse. Mackanin also spent time in the Expos, Pirates, Reds and Yankees systems.

He was an interim manager with the Reds in 2007 and the Pirates in 2005, going 53-53 in the two temporary gigs. He is also 917-849 in 13 years as a minor league manager.

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