Brad Ausmus has again surfaced as a candidate for another managing job, and this time it’s for an even better franchise.

It was reported a couple of weeks ago that Ausmus was “in the mix” for the vacant Philadelphia Phillies manager position, and now he’s reportedly a candidate to take over as the next Boston Red Sox skipper.

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports tweeted on Monday that Ausmus is one of the candidates for the Red Sox gig — which became open last week when John Farrell was fired. One leading reason for this rumor is the connection between Ausmus and his former boss Red Sox President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski.

As Tigers fans should remember, Dombrowski was the one who hired Ausmus to replace Jim Leyland in 2013. Ausmus helped lead the Tigers to the playoffs in his first year as the skipper, but never matched that success again during his final three years in Detroit.

Ausmus was 314-332 record as the Tigers manager. This past year the Tigers finished 64-98, which was the organization’s worst win-loss record since the disastrous 2003 season.