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The Cubs Have Made A Decision On Manager Joe Maddon

Joe Maddon in the Cubs dugout.

MIAMI, FL - APRIL 15: Joe Maddon of the Chicago Cubs looks on during practice before the start of the game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on April 15, 2019 in Miami, Florida. All players are wearing the number 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images) Local CaptionJoe Maddon

Joe Maddon's successful tenure in Chicago is over after five seasons. The Cubs have officially decided to move on from the veteran skipper.

Maddon's future in Chicago seemed tenuous at best as the season moved on, and this announcement was expected.

Hired in 2015, Maddon led the Cubs to the postseason all of his first four years with the club. Most famously, he helped the franchise break the World Series curse in 2016.

Additionally, Maddon shepherded Chicago to NLCS appearances in 2015 and 2017, losing to the New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers.

Earlier today, USA TODAY's Bob Nightengale reported three potential landing spots for Maddon: the Mets, the Philadelphia Phillies and San Diego Padres.

Given Maddon's track record of turning teams around and getting them to take a step forward, he seems like a quality fit for all three of those franchises.

In particular, Maddon fits in New York or Philly, given his experience and the fact both teams seem to be on the cusp of the playoffs.

One thing is for certain though: whatever jobs open up this offseason, Maddon will likely be the most sought-after candidate for them.