From ESPN.com -
The Yankees officially offered their managerial job to Joe Girardi on Monday morning and he is expected to accept it, a source has told 1050 ESPN New York’s Andrew Marchand.
“The Yankees have offered Joe the opportunity to become their next manager. Discussions are ongoing.” Steve Mandell, Girardi’s agent, said. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told Don Mattingly and Tony Pena that they will not be getting the job.
Girardi was in Denver for the World Series. A source said he is expected to fly to New York for the announcement, which is likely to come Tuesday. Girardi’s contract is expected to be in the three-year, $6 million range.
Mattingly will not accept a position on the Yankees coaching staff, Marchand and ESPN The Magazine’s Buster Olney are reporting.
Here’s where it gets interesting: Gary Tuck was Girardi’s bench coach in Florida. Now, Tuck is the bullpen coach for the Red Sox. If Mattingly leaves, and Girardi wants Tuck to be the bench coach in New York, it could be a tactical plus for the Yankees – in that Tuck would have some insight on the Red Sox personnel.
Don’t be shocked by a return of Bobby Meacham either – as he was with Joe in Florida as well. Meacham has logged a long time in the game as a coach. He could be a good addition to the staff too – if Larry Bowa does leave the team.