Charlie Manuel to join Phillies' front office

Wednesday January 15th, 2014

After a five-month hiatus from the team, Charlie Manuel is heading back to work with the Phillies. (Mitchell Layton/Getty Images) After a five-month hiatus from the team, Charlie Manuel is heading back to work with the Phillies. (Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Former Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel has reached an agreement with the team to accept a position working for the front office, according to Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com. Manuel will serve as the senior adviser to general manager Ruben Amaro Jr.

The Phillies fired Manuel in August, naming Ryne Sandberg the interim manager. Sandberg eventually dropped the "interim" title, signing a three-year deal to be the team's manager. At the time, Amaro told the media that Manuel was asked to stay with the organization in a new role.

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