The Philadelphia Phillies have named former coach Charlie Manuel as the team's new head coach after he released John Mallee from his duties, the team said Tuesday.
Manuel, 75, last managed the Phillies in 2013. He is the winner of the franchise manager with a 780-636 mark, leading the team to a 2008 World Cup and five consecutive titles.
Since the All-Star break, the Phillies have finished in last place in the National League (0.240), RBIs (109) and Extra Base (82), and the team's .705 OPS rank in this Time just before the Marlins.
Manuel will take over his new role immediately, the team said. Previously, he worked twice as a hit coach for the Cleveland Indians, with whom he had also worked as a manager from 2000 to 2002.
After being released from the Phillies, Manuel was reinstated as Senior Advisor to the General Manager Ruben Amaro in 2014.
The Phillies are only two games back in the National League wildcard race. They follow the Atlanta Braves through nine games in the NL East rating until Monday.