NEW YORK (WFAN) — Jerry Manuel told the New York Post on Wednesday that he would “love to know” if the Mets plan to bring him back after the season.
From the Post:
“Manuel, whose contract expires after the season, said he’ll refrain from asking because he doesn’t want to become a focal point — especially if the organization has already decided to dump him — in this final month.
“I don’t want to be a distraction for what they need to do,” Manuel said before the Mets lost their third straight, 4-1, to the Braves, and fell three games below .500.”
It has been widely speculated that Manuel will find himself on the hot seat after overseeing another disappointing Mets season.
Brooklyn Cyclones manager Wally Backman hinted to reporters on Tuesday that he could do a better than Manuel.
“Do I want the organization to be better? Absolutely,” Backman said. “Are there things that maybe I could do better? Probably.”
Backman is considered to be a top contender for the job.
The Post report also names Bob Melvin and Terry Collins as possible replacements for Manuel.