After being fired as the team's manager in mid-August 2013, Charlie Manuel will be returning to the Philadelphia Phillies in a new role. It was announced on Wednesday that Manuel will accept the senior advisor to the GM position he was offered when he was let go last summer.
Manuel previously held this role for the 2003 and 2004 seasons. Following the 2004 season, he was promoted to the team's manager, and led the Phillies to a 780-636 record over more than eight seasons, winning the 2008 World Series and the 2009 National League Pennant.
Manuel was fired in August 2013 after falling short of expectations and after a long period of losing that lasted from mid-July until his firing. Ryne Sandberg was hired as his replacement and will continue to serve as the Phillies' manager in 2014.
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