|Phillies give Manuel two-year extension with club option|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 09 October 2007 14:14|
The 63-year-old Manuel led the Phillies to an 89-73 record in his third season with the team. The Phillies were swept 3-0 by the Colorado Rockies in Philadelphia's first postseason appearance in 14 years.
``I am very happy to be back for another two years,'' Manuel said. ``I'm proud of what the team accomplished this year and I'm looking forward to defending our division title and reaching our goal of winning a World Series for Philadelphia.''
Manuel, who previously managed the Cleveland Indians, is 262-224 in three years. Among Phillies managers, Manuel reached 250 wins in the fewest games since Pat Moran managed the club from 1915-18.
``We love what Charlie brings to the ballpark every day, which is an upbeat, positive attitude that rubs off on the players,'' general manager Pat Gillick said. ``He helped lead our club back to the playoffs and he and his coaching staff did a great job, especially with the injury issues they faced throughout the season with a number of key players.''