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The Phillies Have Reportedly Hired Their Next Manager

former new york yankees manager joe girardi

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 16: Manager Joe Girardi #28 of the New York Yankees looks on during batting practice before Game Three of the American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium on October 16, 2017 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

While the World Series is in full swing, the Philadelphia Phillies have quietly found their next manager. The team is reportedly hiring a former championship coach to help manage their roster.

Philadelphia relieved Gabe Kapler of his coaching duties after just two seasons. He did show promise in his first year as the manager, but he struggled this season with a loaded roster that added J.T. Realmuto and Bryce Harper.

In an effort to put the franchise back on the right track, the Phillies are hiring a manager that led his team to a World Series in 2009.

According to Todd Zolecki, the Phillies have hired Joe Girardi as their next manager.

Girardi is most known for his time as the manager of the New York Yankees. Prior to that stint, he served as the Marlins' manager for a season.

The official announcement could come as early as today.

Girardi was arguably the top option on the market. The New York Mets had interest in making him their next manager, but clearly the Phillies were eager to get a deal done immediately.

Not only will Girardi inherit a talented lineup next season, he'll also have an ace to rely on in Aaron Nola.

Perhaps, the Phillies will be able to take that next step with Girardi at the helm.