NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Yankees offered manager Joe Girardi a new contract on Friday, and he’s expected to decide if he’ll return in the coming days.
According to Newsday, general manager Brian Cashman is expected to hear back from his skipper early this week.
The 48-year-old’s three-year, $9 million contract, which he signed following the 2010 season, is set to expire at midnight on October 31.
According to WFAN’s Sweeny Murti, the offer is expected to be for three more years at an annual salary of at least $4 million.
“We’re going to give him a real good reason to stay,” Cashman said during his news conference on Tuesday.
The former Yankees catcher has options. According to multiple reports, both the Cubs and the Nationals are interested in hiring Girardi.
The Chicago Tribune reported on Sunday that the Cubs are willing to top any offer that the Yankees make to Girardi.
Girardi has strong Chicago roots. He grew up in East Peoria, Illinois, attended Northwestern University and played for the Cubs from 1989-1992, and then again from 2000-2002.
The Reds also have a managerial opening after Dusty Baker was fired last week.
Girardi managed one year with the Marlins in 2006 — winning the National League Manager of the Year award — and then was hired by the Yankees following the 2007 season.
In six years at the helm in the Bronx, the 2000 All-Star has gone 564-408, winning the World Series in 2009. He led the Bombers to the playoffs in four of the six seasons, missing out in 2008 and 2013.
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