Red Sox reportedly have interviewed Cubs coach Will Venable for manager job


The Red Sox' search for a new manager seems to finally be gaining some momentum.

After parting ways with Ron Roenicke on the last day of the regular season, appears as though the team is starting the process of interviewing managerial candidates.

The soon-to-be 38-year-old was the third base coach for the Cubs in 2020 after serving as the team's first base coach in 2018 and 2019. Prior to his on-field duties Venable had been a special assistant to team president Theo Epstein in 2017.

Venable played. both basketball and baseball at Princeton prior to a professional baseball career that included nine years in the major leagues. An outfielder, he last played in 2016.

As for Cora, he is not allowed to talk with the Red Sox about the opening until after the completion of the World Series (which is when his one-year suspension runs out). For more on Cora's candidacy, click here.