(UPI) -- A recent report shows that Jim Leyland, manager of the Detroit Tigers, will step down from his post after eight years with the team.
Leyland announced his retirement to his players Saturday after the team's loss to Boston, and will make an official announcement at a news conference late Monday morning.
Sources: Leyland stepping down as #Tigers manager. Told team after end of ALCS. Team has called news conference for 11:30 AM ET.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) October 21, 2013
Leyland, 68, said that it was time for someone younger to take his place. He has spent the past 22 years managing Pittsburgh, Florida, Colorado and Detroit, taking away three pennants and a championship. He has been one of the most successful managers in baseball.
Jim Leyland brought baseball back to relevance in Detroit. Sad to see him go but interested to see what's next for the #Tigers.— Matt DeVries (@DeVries_Matt) October 21, 2013