Joe Girardi is a man in demand right now with his New York Yankees contract set to expire at the end of October.
The Chicago Cubs, who fired Dale Sveum earlier this week, are interested in making Girardi their next manager, per the Chicago Sun-Times.
Now, the Washington Nationals, and possibly the Cincinnati Reds, too, are interested in speaking with the 48-year-old about their managerial vacancy, per Dave Kaplan of WGN Radio.
Girardi is a top candidate for open manager positions because he handles star-player egos very well, he has World Series-winning experience and he gets the most out of his players, evidenced by New York’s respectable 85-77 record in 2013 despite having a roster decimated by injuries to important players.
As an Illinois native, taking the Cubs job and becoming a Chicago hero forever by leading them to their first World Series title in over 100 years seems like an opportunity too good to pass up for Girardi.