Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Charlie Manuel will return to
Philadelphia Phillies organization as a senior advisor to general manager
Ruben Amaro, Jr., according to a report by CSNPhilly.com.
The Phillies replaced Manuel as manager with Ryne Sandberg on Aug. 16 when the
club began 2013 53-67 en route to their first losing season since 2002.
The 70-year-old Manuel had been at the helm since 2005 and departed as
the winningest manager in Phillies history with a record of 780-636 over
his eight-plus years. He guided the franchise to five straight division
titles from 2007 through 2011, as well as the club's second World
Series championship after the 2008 campaign.
During the Phillies' National League East reign, they saw their win total
increase every year from 89 in 2007 to a franchise-record 102 in 2011.
Manuel owns a lifetime managerial mark of 1,000-826.
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