Tim Anderson wants Tony La Russa to return as White Sox manager in 2022


(670 The Score) Two days after White Sox manager Tony La Russa shared his intention to return to the dugout in 2022 so long as his players and team brass wanted him back, All-Star shortstop and team leader Tim Anderson on Thursday shared his support for La Russa.

“I want him to be back,” Anderson said. “At the end of the day, my decision doesn't really matter. I guess it all depends on what the front office thinks. Speaking from a player’s standpoint, for sure, I want him in. He did a great job the way he managed and just being open to us. We did what he wanted us to do, which was go out and play hard for him and giving everything we got. So I was very pleased with him.”

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La Russa, 77, is under contract in 2022, and the full expectation is that he’ll return to lead the White Sox. He was hired in October 2020 for a second stint as White Sox manager, then led Chicago to a 93-69 mark and American League Central title in the regular season before his club was knocked out by Houston in four games in the AL Division Series.