The Chicago White Sox are in the middle of a manager search. There are rumors out there that Ozzie Guillen has not been ruled out yet which is incredibly interesting. There are other candidates out there but you just never know how this goes down.
Willie Harris is someone that has interviewed for managerial jobs in the past but has yet to be hired. Of course, he is a former member of the Chicago White Sox and is now the third base coach for the Chicago Cubs.
Although he has expressed interest in the job of White Sox manager, he confirmed today on 670 The Score that they have not reached out to him for the position and it seems like they have reached out to all that they are going to.
He also mentioned that he would come back to the White Sox as a bench coach if Ozzie Guillen was hired as manager. Of course, Ozzie would need to ask Harris to do that job and if he did there is no doubt that he would say yes.
Willie Harris would love to be the White Sox bench coach under Ozzie Guillen.
This would be a good thing for the White Sox because both Willie and Ozzie can provide amazing things for the players on this team right now. It is a broken-down group that needs help being built back up. A spark is needed and we know that both of these guys can do that.
Harris was with the White Sox when Ozzie Guillen’s team won the World Series in 2005. He was a star player or anything like that but he certainly accepted and executed his role. Those guys tend to be great coaches and managers later on in life.
This isn’t the most likely scenario of all time but it is certainly interesting to think about right now. Both of these guys are smart baseball people that can bring a lot of good things to the table as the organization tries to forget that 2022 ever happened.
It is funny that Willie Harris keeps coming up when it comes to the White Sox although he is currently an employee of the Cubs. It is pretty obvious that he fancies the south side and wants to be back in some way. You just never know how this stuff will shake out in the end.