Robin Ventura has managed one of the roughest seasons in White Sox history the difficulties of which were on ugly display on a rainy Friday night at Comerica Park. But the second-year manager said before the Sox's 12-5 loss to the Tigers that the struggles haven't deterred him from wanting to manage beyond the 2014 season when his three-year contract expires. Last October Ventura turned down a one-year contract extension through 2015 because he said he preferred to focus on the final two years of his original contract. But he made it clear Friday that he can "envision doing more. I would like to do more but we'll get to that after next year." Ventura said he expects to sit down with Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf and general manager Rick Hahn after his third season to discuss his future. "If they want me to do this I would like to do it" he said. "Both sides have to be in agreement for that to happen but the way I got the job it's fair that at the end of three you can look at it again and see if they still think I'm the right guy to do it." With Friday's loss the Sox record dropped to 60-93 tied for 10th most losses in club history but Ventura said he still enjoys his job.
Ventura wants to manage beyond next season
Chicago Tribune | Sep 21