Report: Padres interviewed Ozzie Guillen for open managerial position

Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen waits in the dugout before the first baseball game of a doubleheader. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)

The San Diego Padres have interviewed former Chicago White Sox and Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen for their managerial opening, according to The Athletic's Dennis Lin.

The interview reportedly took place last week.

Guillen, 57, managed the White Sox to a World Series title in 2005 and won AL Manager of the Year. The White Sox went 99-63 that regular season to top the AL Central and dominated the post-season with an 11-1 record.

After managing in Chicago from 2004-2011, Guillen joined the Miami Marlins in 2012 and managed for one season. The Venezuelan hasn't had a job in MLB since. He holds a 747-710 (.513) career record as a manager.

The Padres have been in search of a new manager since Jay Tingler was relieved of his duties after the club failed to make the playoffs in 2021.

The Padres were 67-49 on Aug. 10. and considered World Series contenders after general manager A.J. Preller made a big splash during the off-season, acquiring Yu Darvish, Joe Musgrove, Keone Kela, Blake Snell and Ha-Seong Kim, but finished with a 79-83 record.

Prior to becoming a manager, Guillen played 16 seasons in MLB, mostly with the White Sox, earning three All-Star nods and a Gold Glove Award.

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