Charlie Manuel to Replace John Mallee as Philadelphia Phillies Hitting Coach

By , SportsRadio 94WIP

(SportsRadio 94 WIP) - Former Phillies World Series championship manager Charlie Manuel will replace John Mallee as the team's hitting coach, according to MLB.com's Todd Zolecki.

Manuel, 75, managed the Phillies from 2005-2013 going 780-636 and 27-19 in the playoffs, winning a World Series in 2008. 

After his tenure as manager, Manuel has remained with the Phillies organization as a senior advisor to the general manager. 

Manuel served as the hitting coach for the Cleveland Indians from 1988 to 1989 and from 1994 to 1999, before managing the club from 2000-2002. 

Manuel is well liked by all of his former players, including Jimmy Rollins who returned to the Phillies in January as an advisor and part-time television commentator.