Former White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said he'd jump at the opportunity to manage the Cubs or go back to his old team because he wants to stay in Chicago.
Cubs President Theo Epstein is looking for a new manager for the team and though he says he hasn't received a call yet, Guillen said "it would be great" to lead the Cubs to a World Series championship like he did with the White Sox in 2005.
‘‘If they call, I will appreciate it; if they don’t, I keep waiting,’’ he told the Chicago Sun-Times. ‘‘I want to go back to managing. We’ll see what happens.’
‘‘First of all, I live in Chicago,’’ Guillen said, of his desire to coach the Cubs. ‘‘Second of all, I know what direction they’re going from watching their games and reading the papers. Winning on both sides of the city, not too many people would have that opportunity. To get it done on both sides of the city, wow, that would be special. Especially for me because I live there all year long and want to live in Chicago the rest of my life.
‘‘People ask me about coaching. Well, the only place I’d coach this year or next year would have to be the Cubs or Sox because I don’t want to move out of my house.’’
After leaving the White Sox as manager in 2011, Guillen coached the Miami Marlins for one season until he was fired.