Found November 18, 2011 on
Pro Sports Daily:
A familiar face has surfaced in the Boston Red Sox's managerial search - Bobby Valentine.e
The Red Sox reported have reached out to Valentine as they continue to seek a successor to Terry Francona.
Valentine, 61, currently is an analyst for ESPN. He has not managed in the majors since 2002 with the New York Mets, but has managed for six years in Japan prior to joining ESPN.
Boston was thought to be leaning toward Milwaukee hitting coach Dale Sveum, who was hired by the Chicago Cubs, but the Boston Globe reported that the Red Sox want a more high-profile candidate.
Valentine managed the Texas Rangers for parts of eight seasons from 1985-92 and the New York Mets for parts of seven seasons from 1996-2002.
He is 1,117-1,072 all-time and guided the Mets to the 2000 World Series.
Among the candidates already interviewed by Boston are Sandy Alomar Jr., Gene Lamont, and Torey Lovullo.
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