Toronto Blue Jays general manger Alex Anthopoulos said the team’s manager John Gibbons is coming back next year. Anthopoulos made the announcement in a media scrum Tuesday.

Recently there has been speculation that Gibbons’ job could be in danger since the Blue Jays have disappointed this season after a slew of high profile off-season acquisitions. The team is currently last in the AL East with a record of 59-73.

On Monday the 51-year-old Gibbons was cool and philosophical when asked whether he worries about being the fall guy for his high-priced club’s disappointing season.

In November Gibbons was signed to a two-year deal with a unique option. If Gibbons is still employed by the club after Jan. 1 in any season the option for the following season automatically kicks in thus removing the possibility of him operating under “lame-duck” status.

Gibbons said Monday he expects the Blue Jays roster to have a different look in 2014.