|AP Source: Indians pick Francona as manager|
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|Saturday, 06 October 2012 12:52|
Francona, who led Boston to two World Series titles, was offered the job on Saturday, a person with knowledge of the team's search told the Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the sides have not yet reached agreement on a deal.
Francona interviewed on Friday, one day after the club met with interim manager Sandy Alomar Jr. Francona previously worked as an adviser in Cleveland's front office.
FOXsports.com was the first to report Francona will take the Indians' job.
Francona said there was a ``family feeling'' when he met with the Indians. His father, Tito, played for Cleveland from 1959-64.