Former Yankees manager Joe Girardi will reportedly interview with the Texas Rangers for their managerial vacancy, according to the Dallas Morning News' Evan Grant.
Girardi didn't coach last season but spent time as an MLB Network analyst after the Yankees didn't renew his expiring contract following a 2017 season in which New York came within one game of making the World Series.
The 53-year-old Girardi, who said he would leave open the possibility of returning to managing after he was ousted, was reportedly in consideration for the St. Louis Cardinals' managerial opening in the summer as well, however he did not comment in July. He also interviewed for the Cincinnati Reds' vacancy, according to Grant.
The Rangers are looking for a manager after they fired Jeff Banister, who went 325-313 in nearly four seasons and was named American League Manager of the Year in 2015, in September. Bench coach Don Wakamatsu managed Texas for the final 10 games of the season.
Texas has also interviewed Astros bench coach Joe Espada, Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde and assistant GM Jayce Tingler, according to Grant, and has also considered names like Rod Barajas, Chris Woodward and Sandy Alomar Jr. The Rangers are expected to continue their first round of interviews into next week, according to Grant.
Girardi managed the Yankees for 10 seasons, going 910-710 and leading them to the 2009 World Series title.
GM Brian Cashman cited communication issues as the reason for Girardi's dismissal, and owner Hal Steinbrenner said the decision was based on the previous few years and not just how he managed the 2017 club, adding, "We felt it was time to move in a different direction."
The Yankees hired Aaron Boone as Girardi's replacement, and the Yankees went 100-62 in the regular season but lost to the Red Sox in the ALDS in four games.