John Farrell to interview for Angels managerial opening

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By Matt McCarthy, 985TheSportsHub.com

Former Red Sox manager John Farrell is expected to interview with the Los Angeles Angels regarding their managerial vacancy.

Jon Morosi of MLB Network reported the news Wednesday afternoon, saying the interview would take place sometime this week.

At this point, it would appear Farrell does not have the inside track for the job, which many expect to go to former Cubs and Rays skipper Joe Maddon.

Farrell has not managed since the Red Sox fired him following the 2017 season. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported last week that Farrell was looking to return to the dugout.

This is not the first time the former Red Sox skipper has interviewed for an open manager's job. He was one of the candidates for the Reds opening last offseason, a job that eventually went to David Bell. The Phillies and Nationals also interviewed Farrell in late 2017 for their managerial openings, but ultimately went with Gabe Kapler and Dave Martinez respectively instead of Farrell.

Farrell managed the Red Sox to the 2013 World Series title went 432-378 in five years at the helm in Boston.

He currently works as a lobsterman on the North Shore.

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