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Chris Woodward interviews for vacant Yankees managerial job

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Dodgers third base and infield coach Chris Woodward interviewed for the Yankees vacant managerial opening on Saturday, per multiple reports.

He’s one of five known candidates to replace Joe Girardi, whose contract expired at the end of the season, Girardi’s 10th in New York.

Woodward, 41, has been with the Dodgers for three seasons, coaching third base and also working with infielders. Prior to that he was with the Mariners for three years, starting as minor league infielder coordinator, then major league infield coach and first base coach in Seattle.

He managed New Zealand in the qualifying round for the 2017 World Baseball Classic, and was a coach on the team in 2013.

“I think you’ve got to consider the fact that you have a young team and that maybe a different type of leadership perhaps is needed for a younger team than it is for a veteran team,” Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner said on Wednesday, per Ken Davidoff of the New York Post.

Others to interview for the Yankees job are ESPN broadcaster Aaron Boone, Giants bench coach Hensley Muelens, former Indians and Mariners manager Eric Wedge, and Yankees bench coach Rob Thompson.