Tigers See Lloyd McClendon As Best Choice To Replace Leyland

Source: Danny Knobler, CBS Sports

Tigers ManagementLloyd McClendon, who was on Jim Leyland’s coaching staff for all eight seasons in Detroit, is expected to interview for the job soon. While it’s hard to know yet if he should be considered the favorite, he should at the least be regarded as a serious candidate.

McClendon has major-league managerial experience, and he knows the Tigers team better than any potential candidate. He also is believed to have Leyland’s support, a significant point since the Tigers plan to keep Leyland on as some type of advisor.

The answer to the manager question could be right in the clubhouse, too.