Report: Terry Francona to be named Indians manager

Sunday October 7th, 2012

Terry Francona will reportedly become the next Cleveland Indians manager. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Terry Francona is set to be named the new Cleveland Indians manager on Monday, according to

Francona said Saturday night nothing is final.

"I wouldn't have interviewed if I wasn't interested," Francona told "The report is very premature. When there's a decision to make, I'll make it."

Francona was an ESPN analyst this past season and won two American League pennants and two World Series championships with the Boston Red Sox, managing the team from 2004-2011.

Cleveland fired previous manager Manny Acta last month after falling out of contention in the American League Central with a 5-24 record in August. That was the worst month in the franchise’s 112-year history. The Indians have not made the playoffs since 2008 and finished 68-94 this season.

Francona, 53, went 744-552 with Boston, making the playoffs five out of his eight seasons with the team.

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