Guillen will return to manage White Sox

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CHICAGO -- Ozzie Guillen will return as manager of the Chicago White Sox in 2011.

Guillen agreed to come back after conferring with club chairman Jerry Reinsdorf and general manager Ken Williams in separate meetings, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The paper also quoted Guillen as saying all of his coaches will return next season as well.

Despite a white-hot middle portion of their 2010 schedule, the White Sox can finish no better than second place in the AL Central. The Pale Hose are 83-73 this year.

The White Sox and Guillen had agreed to a contract extension that would have kept the Venezuelan behind the bench through the 2012 season, but his tenure with the team was cast in doubt in recent weeks over whether or not the front office wanted him to return next year.

Guillen, who became the 37th manager in team history in November 2003, guided the White Sox in 2005 to the franchises' first World Series victory since 1917, and was voted American League manager of the year following that season for the effort.

The spirited 46-year-old, who was the AL Rookie of the Year in 1985, spent 13 of his 16 years in the majors with the White Sox and hit .264 with 28 homers and 619 RB throughout his career. He also played for Baltimore, Atlanta and Tampa Bay before he retired after the 2000 season.

The three-time All-Star started his coaching career as a third base coach with Montreal in 2001 and was also a third base coach for the World Series champion Florida Marlins in 2003.

Guillen has compiled a 595-534 record as bench boss since 2004.


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