Bobby Valentine will meet with Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherrington about the team's open managerial position on Monday, according to a report. Valentine's name has been connected to various managerial jobs in recent years, but he has yet to make a return to the bench. However, all that could change if the Red Sox show mutual interest following the reported Monday meeting.
According to ESPN, Valentine's current employer, the Red Sox are taking a hard look at Valentine after Dale Sveum, another candidate, was hired by the Cubs.
The 61-year-old Valentine, who is an ESPN analyst, has emerged as a possible front-runner for the Red Sox job after Boston elected not to offer a job to Dale Sveum, who on Friday became manager of the Chicago Cubs. Sveum was the only candidate on general manager Ben Cherington's publicly announced list of bidders for the job to interview twice, but Cherington has since acknowledged there is at least one other candidate, who has been identified as Valentine, and perhaps more.
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