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Willie Harris sounds interested in the White Sox manager job

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - JULY 17: Willie Harris #33 of the Chicago Cubs surveys the field in the third inning at Wrigley Field on July 17, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - JULY 17: Willie Harris #33 of the Chicago Cubs surveys the field in the third inning at Wrigley Field on July 17, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/Getty Images) /
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The Chicago White Sox are looking for a manager right now. It is the biggest key to their offseason and they probably won’t do much until that problem is resolved. There are plenty of candidates out there that the White Sox are considering.

One of them that is emerging is Willie Harris. He currently serves as the third base coach for the Chicago Cubs and has done a great job in that role. He might be perfect for this job and the White Sox might actually consider him.

Harris played for the White Sox for four years from 2002-2005. He was on the team that won the World Series in 2005 which will forever make him loved in this organization. He also played for six other teams throughout his nice 12-year career.

Harris was in consideration for the job in 2020 that was given to Tony La Russa but his name has been thrown around for a manager job a few times now.

According to him, the White Sox have yet to reach out to him. He talked to Chuck Garfien on the “White Sox Talk Podcast” and he also made it clear that he wants them to call him. He mentioned that he can match the amount of swag that the White Sox have.

Willie Harris might be a good candidate for the Chicago White Sox manager job.

Confidence is something that is needed from whoever is hired by Rick Hahn and his staff. We know that Jerry Reinsdorf went above Hahn and hired La Russa but it doesn’t sound like that is going to be the case this time around. They are doing it the right way.

It should at least be something that the team considers. He played for the team but that isn’t the reason why he deserves the job. He has been coaching in other organizations trying to build a resume so he deserves an interview at minimum.

The fact that he publically made these comments speaks volumes about his desire to have the job. He thinks highly of the group that the White Sox have in place so that is a good start. This team has a chance to be good so making the right hire is very important.

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