Looks like the off-season manager carousel continues today, with the Red Sox getting permission to interview Sandy Alomar Jr. from the Indians, the Cubs looking at Phillies' bench coach Pete Mackanin, and both teams requesting interviews with Rangers bench coach Mike Maddux:
Mike Maddux, Pete Mackanin are first up for Cubs interviews - Chicago Sun-Times
"The first two candidates Theo Epstein will interview for the Cubs’ managerial vacancy are Texas Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux and Philadelphia Phillies bench coach Pete Mackanin. Neither has ever been hired as a manager in the major leagues, although Mackanin was an interim manager for the Reds in 2007—before giving way to Dusty Baker—and the Pirates in 2005."
Cleveland Indians grant Boston permission to interview Sandy Alomar Jr. for manager's job | cleveland.com
"The Red Sox have received permission to interview Indians bench coach Sandy Alomar Jr. to be their manager. Boston has undergone changes in the dugout and front office following its September collapse which cost it a trip to the postseason. Manager Terry Francona, who led the Red Sox to two World Series, was fired and GM Theo Epstein left to take over the Chicago Cubs."
Red Sox to interview Maddux, Alomar Jr. - WEEI
"A source has confirmed that the next two candidates to be interviewed by the Red Sox for their vacant managerial opening will be Mike Maddux and Sandy Alomar Jr. Both the Rangers (Maddux) and Indians (Alomar Jr.) have granted the Sox permission to talk to the coaches. The two candidates are expected to come to Boston to meet with Sox officials next week."