The Red Sox are ready to start interviewing managerial candidates, and Phillies bench coach Pete Mackanin and Brewers hitting coach Dale Sveum are set to interview for the position this week, according to MLB.com.
Mackanin will reportedly be brought in to interview on Monday, while Sveum will come in later in the week.
Mackanin, who has served as Philadelphia's bench coach since 2009, has been an interim manager at the major league level twice, but he's never served as a full-time manager. The 60-year-old was named the interim manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2005 when Lloyd McClendon was fired, and then held the position with the Cincinnati Reds in 2007 when Jerry Narron was let go.
Sveum served as the Red Sox third base coach in 2004 and 2005 before heading to Milwaukee, where he's been ever since. The 47-year-old has been used in numerous roles with the Brewers, including serving as the team's interim manager for 12 games in 2008 when Ned Yost was fired. The Brewers lost in the NLDS that year, and Sveum has been the team's hitting coach for the past three seasons.
Mackanin and Sveum may be the first two candidates brought in for an interview, but Lucchino stressed on Friday that fans shouldn't read too much into the order in which candidates are brought in. He said the team's current list, which he estimates consists of about eight to 10 names, is "evolving" and that there hasn't been a lot of internal discussions when it comes to ranking those people.