Manuel and the Phillies briefly parted ways last season after the club elected to replace the veteran skipper with Ryne Sandberg on Aug. 16. Manuel, who won more games than any manager in Phils history, went 780-636 during nine seasons at the helm in Philadelphia, and he led the club to a World Series championship in 2008.
Manuel left the dugout last season after leading the struggling Phillies to a 53-67 record en route to their first losing season since 2002. He finished his managerial career with 1,000 wins, including the 220 he accumulated in three seasons with the Indians (2000-02).
"I just want to say this," an emotional Amaro said when the club dismissed Manuel last season. "You people may not know the relationship I've had with Charlie. He's a special person. This is difficult for me. I hope he stays in our organization."
Though Manuel originally planned to pursue another managerial job, Amaro ultimately got his wish.
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