MLB Rumors: White Sox To Interview Surprising Candidate For Manager Position

If we were to tell you that the Chicago White Sox are considering bringing back an old-time, controversial manager of theirs that hasn't run a major league dugout in over a decade, would you be surprised? A report today indicates that the ChiSox will be interviewing Ozzie Guillen next week for their vacant manager's job. 

According to Michael Allardyce of NBC Sports Chicago, the team is considering a return of the fiery Guillen, who managed the White Sox for eight seasons from 2004 to 2011 and brought the team its first World Series in nearly 100 years in 2005. 

There have apparently been preliminary discussions, and Guillen has said, "Even if they think I can help them for next year, I'm very open to listening to it." 

As for whether he thinks he's the right man for the job, the outspoken Guillen was quite frank:

"Let me be cocky.. Nobody in baseball knows this ballclub better than Ozzie Guillén."

From publicly trashing other managers, players, umpires, fans and reporters, to spectacular ejections and other histrionics, Ozzie would certainly be an entertaining addition to the White Sox dugout. But is that really what they need after Tony La Russa? 

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