Charlie Manuel out as Phillies manager

Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

The Phillies announced the managerial change at a press conference on Friday.

Charlie Manuel is no longer the manager for the Philadelphia Phillies. The team held a press conference on Friday afternoon to announce the change.

Manuel has served as the Phillies manager since 2005. He had a 780-636 record leading the Phillies, winning back-to-back NL pennants in 2008 and 2009. The Phillies won the World Series against the Tampa Bay Rays in '08, but fell to the New York Yankees one year later.

More Phillies: Lannan to DL

Philadelphia won 102 games in 2011, but have been in sharp decline the past two seasons, going 81-81 in 2012 and entering Friday with a 53-67 record.

Manuel previously served as the manager for the Cleveland Indians. His Indians won 90 games in 2000 and 91 in 2001 with Manuel at the helm, but he was fired in 2002 when the team started the season with a 39-47 record.

It is currently unknown whether Manuel is stepping down from his manager position or if he has been relieved from his duties.

Update: Ryne Sandberg will be the next manager of the Phillies, sources told Danny Knobler of CBS Sports. Sandberg, the former Chicago Cubs second baseman, has served as the team's third base coach this season. The change was confirmed at the press conference.

More from SB Nation MLB:

Report: A-Rod leaked Biogenesis names

Goldman: MLB instant replay still emphasizes getting it wrong

Neyer: Your favorite instant replay system ain't perfect, either

Prince Fielder's personal issues are none of our business

Longform: The death of a ballplayer

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.