Manuel to return to Phillies as consultant, scout

Manuel to return to Phillies as consultant, scout

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January 17, 2014, 1:30 pm
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Charlie Manuel joined the Phillies in 2005 and spent nine seasons as manager. He'll now be working in the club's front office. (AP)

Charlie Manuel is coming back to the Phillies.

The club announced Friday that Manuel will continue to work with the Phillies in their baseball operations department while also serving as a scout and working with minor-league hitters.

Manuel is the Phillies' all-time record holder for wins by a manager and led the 2008 team to the franchise's first World Series victory in 28 years.

He was removed as manager last August, paving the way for Ryne Sandberg to take over an interim basis before officially being given the job this offseason.

General manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. said at Manuel's final press conference, the day he was let go, that he hoped Manuel would return to the organization in some capacity.

Now he will be.