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John Farrell will manage Red Sox in 2016

Boston announced Farrell will return to manage the club next season.

John Farrell will return to manage the Red Sox in 2016, the club announced early Sunday afternoon. Boston also announced Torey Lovullo will be back as the bench coach next season.

Lovullo reportedly was extended and signed a deal that will keep him under contract through the 2017 campaign. He will not pursue any managerial jobs this offseason, although his success with Boston since he took over for Farrell resulted in many expecting him to interview for other jobs.

Farrell has completed chemotherapy and the fact he will return likely means he is completely healthy. Farrell has been the Red Sox's manager since 2013 and is 218-220 in the regular season with the club.

Farrell announced he was taking a leave of absence in the middle of August as a result of being diagnosed with stage one lymphoma. On Thursday, it was reported Farrell would have the opportunity to return as Boston's manager next season if he was completely healthy.

The Red Sox are 78-83 heading into the final day of the regular season.