Matt Williams the former Giants Indians and Diamondbacks slugger who's been coaching in Arizona the past few years has been mentioned as a potential Washington Nationals managerial candidate for next year.

Williams is a bit of a surprise as a candidate since he doesn't have an extensive managerial background though he did interview for the Rockies managing job that went to ex-Rockies player Walt Weiss last winter. Williams managed the Salt River Rafters in the Arizona Fall League. He is an extremely well-respected as a coach for his diligence and team-first attitude.

The Nats are planning to conduct a search after this season and Williams' name is said to be among those who will be considered according to sources.

Nationals legendary manager Davey Johnson announced before the year that he was going to retire as manager after this season and return to an advisory capacity. Johnson is expected to play a role in the key decision regarding who is hired to replace him after the season.