Chicago White Sox Rumors: Ozzie Guillen has been interviewed
There are a lot of rumors swirling around Chicago White Sox land right now. None of them are official until they are official so just keep that in mind.
However, a pretty big thing has come out on Friday via a trusted source. This is the type of news that would make this world of White Sox baseball turn upside down.
Adam Abdalla of ESPN 1000 Chicago tweeted that John “Jurko” Jurkovic is reporting that the White Sox have interviewed Ozzie Guillen to be their manager.
That would be huge news as the White Sox would be hiring someone that has their pros and cons. It would be a risk but it could also pay off for them if everything went to plan.
Ozzie has been vocal about wanting the job for a few years now. He claims to know this team better than everyone and he just might. He is the only living person to ever win the World Series with the White Sox franchise. That has to count for something.
The Chicago White Sox have interviewed Ozzie Guillen for the manager job.
His last few years were brutal with the team and he was fired after a year with the Miami Marlins. That is where the hesitation might come in. He also didn’t leave with the strongest relationship with the organization.
Earlier in the day, before this report came out, Bruce Bochy was hired by the Texas Rangers so you have to figure that the dominos are going to start falling. One of their other big candidates, Joe Espada, is a bench coach on a team that is two wins away from the World Series.
Regardless of how this all happens, it is significant that they interviewed Ozzie Guillen as that means that the organization and he are getting along a little bit better.
He seems to connect with the current players well, even as a member of the media doing pre and postgame shows for NBC Sports Chicago.
This is the second off-season in a row that he was interviewed for a manager position. The San Diego Padres had him last offseason but he ended up not getting the job.
At the end of the day, the most important thing is that the White Sox hire someone that can get the best out of this roster. It is going to be a major challenge but the talent is there to do it. We’ll see if this Ozzie Guillen interview gets him anywhere.